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Posted on: October 3, 2012

Emergency Operations Center Open House, Oct. 13

Open House

Pierce County Department of Emergency Management is hosting its 2012 Open House/Winter Weather Preparedness Fair on Saturday, Oct. 13. The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. and will feature indoor presentations and activities (including a children's activity room) and outdoor demonstration and displays. This is a great opportunity to see the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and to hear how it operates during emergencies and disasters. The Pierce County EOC is located at 2501 S. 35th St. in Tacoma.

Presentations and demonstrations include a National Weather Service winter outlook, tours of the EOC and the Urban Search and Rescue cache, winter home safety considerations, overview of earthquakes in the NW, building a winter emergency kit, chaining up a vehicle and other car safety checks, search and rescue K-9 demos, mobile vehicles from the Soup Ladies, Red Cross and Salvation Army, and much more.

For more information call 253-798-6595.

MEDIA CONTACT:Sheri Badger, Emergency Management public information officer
253-798-2204 or 253-377-4149 (cell)sbadger@co.pierce.wa.us

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