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Family Emergency Preparedness Day

This September, we are unfortunately not able to do an in-person Family Emergency Preparedness Day due to COVID-19. September is National Preparedness Month, and we will be sharing tips and information on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/PrepareDE. Log in and check it out! Downloadable resources are also available at the bottom of the PrepareDE Resources Page.

Family Emergency Preparedness Day is typically a yearly event co-sponsored by the Delaware Citizen Corps, Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), Kent County Department of Public Safety, Kent County Parks & Recreation, and Delaware Division of Public Health-Office of Preparedness-Emergency Medical Services & Preparedness Section.

Special demonstrations and activities focus on emergency preparedness. These typically feature Emergency Kit Relay Races for kids, and families can participate in the Preparedness and Safety Exhibitor Search for a prize sponsored by Delmarva Power-an Exelon Company. To top things off, a Citizen Corps Emergency/Disaster kit is given away each hour, exhibitors will have plenty of free preparedness giveaway items, and snacks and lunch can be purchased from local food trucks.

Our wonderful partners include: Delmarva Power, Delaware Electric Cooperative, Herr’s®, Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation, Grotto Pizza, Highmark Delaware, Tidewater Utilities, Wal-Mart, ACE Best Family Hardware, the Delaware Solid Waste Authority, and several others who have made monetary donations and in-kind donations to Family Emergency Preparedness Day. Volunteers from HOSA Delaware, Delaware Emergency Management Agency, Delaware Medical Reserve Corps, Volunteer 50+, and many others are assisting with the event.

There are numerous exhibits, demonstrations, and activities. This year, we encourage you to work on: Making a Plan, Building a Kit, and Staying Informed.

Unfortunately, Family Emergency Preparedness Day 2020 is cancelled due to COVID-19.

Family Preparedness Day Photo of Speaker

Family Preparedness Day Visitors at Vender Table

Family Preparedness Day Helicopter

Family Preparedness Day Photo of Reed's General Store Supplies Vendor Table

Family Preparedness Day Information and Supply Tent

Family Preparedness Day American Red Cross Vendor Table and Tent