The 2017 Idaho Preparedness Expo in Rexburg, Idaho helped citizens prepare for emergencies. There were 24 emergency preparation classes during the four separate time blocks that were well attended. Featuring representatives from The Red Cross, Idaho Office of Emergency Management, and many more.
Included in the fair were educational booths and vendors with everything from hand operated water well pumps to natural herbs and remedies. Madison Fire Station, and CERT had training assimilation for kids and adults who climbed out of a burning home, and practiced utilizing fire extinguishers.
Over 7 thousand dollars were given in door prizes. These prizes were funded by Jefferson County’s All Hazards Preparedness FEMA grant and Madison Memorial Hospital. Then each of the educational booths and vendors were invited to bring a door prize.
The turn out to this event was just over 2,000 participants, and the organizers Madison Memorial Hospital & Jefferson County Emergency Management felt it was a success, and they are grateful for each individual that chose to focus on their personal preparedness and attended the expo. A special thanks to the partners that came and taught classes, and the educational & vendor booths throughout the fair.