Saturday, September 27, 2014
South Towne Expo Center, Sandy, Utah
Preparedness Conference and Expo
50+ Exhibitors | 30+ Preparedness Classes
Utahns interested in learning about emergency preparedness can visit the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for workshops, speakers, emergency preparedness vendors, door prizes and giveaways.
“We began this Utah State University Extension-sponsored conference in 2009 to help people understand that there are things they can do to be in charge, even when there is much out of their control during an emergency,” said Teresa Hunsaker, USU Extension family and consumer sciences agent. “By thinking ahead and having necessary items on hand, they can better ride out the storm, so to speak.”
Workshop topics include mock root cellars, meals in minutes with food storage, sheltering in place, emergency fuel storage, emergency communications, emergency childbirth, powerless cooking, special needs preparation, survival tips from the experts, water purification, preparedness and terrorism, water and emergency first aid.
Keynote speaker is Jim Phillips, emergency preparedness and cold-weather survival expert. He developed an entire preparedness curriculum by asking himself the question “What if?” and then setting out to discover what actually does and does not work. He has taught thousands of classes across the United States for 40 years.
“We really try to have this be a one-stop shop where Utahns can become educated and learn what they can do to help themselves, their families and their pets in the event of a barrage of emergency scenarios,” said Hunsaker. “Our goal is to help keep damage and casualties to a minimum should one of these events take place.”
Cost of the conference is $8 with a $1 discount when ordered online with the promo code “prepare.” Tickets are available online or at the door.