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2016 Berkeley Emergency Preparedness Fair 


Kids growing up in earthquake country need a disaster-prepared household.  Pet owners need to know how to keep pets safe in a disaster. At this FREE community-wide event, we invite people at all levels of preparedness to take steps towards emergency readiness for their whole family.   

2014 BEPF LogoYou'll find family-friendly activities, tips and information, on-site training, and interactive demonstrations of safety resources available to you in our community. There will be a showcase of emergency vehicles, prizes, kids activities, and more.

Join families, kids, pets, schools, community organizations and businesses, and people of all ages to have fun, celebrate our community's resilience and protect those you love by getting ready together!

When: Saturday, April 30, 2016, 10:00 AM to 2:00PM

Where: Civic Center Park, 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way (at Center St.), Berkeley  

Cost: FREE  

Free Event Parking (at Bancroft Way at Milvia St.)

FREE Fun Activities, Trainings, Information for All Ages

 Download Event Flyer   

Activities Schedule (subject to change)

 Download the Fair Program and Schedule of Activities

All Day Activities(10am - 2pm)

Red Cross Smoke Alarm Safety
Dog licensing and 
FREE dog microchips
hildren’s Art & Science Activities
Fire Extinguisher Practice
Trackers Camp Rangers Ready Gear Check


Children's Area

11:00 Library Storytime
1:00 Library Storytime

10a-2p Earthquake Science Demo
10a-2p Pre-K/Tots Play Area

 10a-2p Coloring Tables, Parachute Games, Bubbles, Arts & Crafts

 Live Music
10:00am Harlan James Blue Grass Band   

12:00pm Mr. D's Music Club


On Site Training Schedule
11:00   Disaster First Aid: Controlling bleeding, medical clinic operations, and mental health of victims and volunteers.
11:35   Resilient Neighborhoods: Where disaster preparedness and climate
12:45   Fast Response: Airway obstruction, scene safety, shock, lifting, and burns
1:25    Earthquake Early Warning: Berkeley Seismology Lab brings the latest information on earthquake warning science

Trackers Earth

10:30 Trackers Camp Survival Demo: Water Purification  

11:30 Trackers Camp Survival Demo: Staying Safe and Found  

12:30 Trackers Camp Survival Demo: Campfire Building 




We will update this page regularly as more event activities and services are confirmed.

See photos from our 2014 Prep Fair.

  CERT Fair Photos Firestorm 20th BoothsCERT Fair Photos COB Easter 2013CERT Fire Simulator PhotoCERT Fair Photo Firestorm 20th CORE Booth  

  Event Contact Information: 

Information: or 510-981-5506

Volunteers Needed: Sign up to help at the fair  

 Ride BART to the Fair!

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