Family Emergency Preparedness Day

Join us every September, for our annual Family Emergency Preparedness Day. The event is held at the Delaware Agricultural Museum (866 N. Dupont Highway, Dover DE) from 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

The event is co-sponsored by the Delaware Citizen Corps, Kent County Department of Public Safety, Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), Delaware Division of Public Health-Office of Preparedness-Emergency Medical Services & Preparedness Section, Delaware Department of Safety & Homeland Security, and the City of Dover.

Food demonstrations in the Preparedness Activity Tent include “Breakfast Bites Without Lights” and “Salad For a Tsunami,” along with the Red Cross Disney Pillow Case Project. There will be Emergency Kit Relay Races for kids, and families can participate for prizes in the Preparedness and Safety Exhibitor Search. To top things off, two Citizen Corps Emergency/Disaster kits will be given away each hour, exhibitors will have plenty of free preparedness giveaway items, and there will be free lunch for the first 1,000 visitors.

Thanks to Delmarva Power, Herr’s®, Delaware Electric Cooperative, Little Creek Fire Company, Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation, Delaware State Police Mounted Unit, Grotto Pizza, Tidewater Utilities, ACE Best Family Hardware, and Wal-Mart, who have made monetary donations and in-kind donations to Family Emergency Preparedness Day. Volunteers from HOSA Delaware, Delaware Emergency Management Agency, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware Medical Reserve Corps, Little Creek Fire Company, Smyrna VIPS-CAP, and many others are assisting with the event.

There are numerous exhibits, demonstrations, and activities including:

  • A live radio broadcast with Eagle 97.7
  • Kids’ Climbing Wall
  • Health Screenings
  • Children IDs
  • Child Safety Seat Instruction
  • The Kent County Mobile Command Post
  • Dover Police K-9 Demonstration
  • The Kent County Paramedics
  • Wal-Mart’s Safety Tractor Trailer
  • The Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle