For Immediate Release
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Maricopa County Public Health & Metrocenter Mall host FREE
Emergency Preparedness Expo on Sep. 9th
PHOENIX (September 5, 2017) – Maricopa County Department of Public Health’s Office of Preparedness and Response, in partnership with Metrocenter Mall and first responders, will celebrate National Preparedness Month with a multicultural emergency preparedness expo on Saturday, Sept. 9th. This year’s theme Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead, YOU CAN / PREPÁRESE, Los Desastres No Avisan reminds the community about the importance of personal preparedness.
“As we are experiencing right now in our country, emergencies can happen anywhere at anytime,” said Dr. Bob England, director of Maricopa County Department of Public Health. “Events like this one remind us about all of the things we can do both individually and as a community to be prepared for large and small emergencies. Everything from learning CPR to getting vaccinated can play a role in emergency preparedness and response.”
More than 20 agencies will be featured at this year’s Expo, offering activities and services related to first aid, evacuation planning, caring for pets in a disaster, how to deal with stress during emergencies, how to become an organ & tissue donor, dealing with chronic conditions during emergencies such as heart and stroke as well as what documents to have handy in case of an emergency. Expo visitors will also have the opportunity to receive free first aid kits, bike helmets, car seats and the uninsured adults can get FREE flu immunizations.
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 10am – 2pm (Indoor events and activities by Sears)
WELCOME & MEDIA AVAILABILITY AT 11:30AM
Dr. Bob England, Director, Maricopa County Public Health
Claudia Franco Hijuelos, Cónsul General de México en Phoenix,
Metrocenter Mall by Sears
9617 N. Metro Parkway W., Phoenix, AZ 85051
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