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Rescheduled Preparedness Fair this weekend

Staff Report

The 9th annual Elmore County Preparedness Fair will be on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at J. E. "Hot" O'Brien Stadium in Tallassee. The event, which was originally scheduled for April 14, is being put on by the Elmore County Emergency Management Agency.

"Eric Jones, the director of EMA, contacted me and asked if we would be willing to host it," Tallassee Fire Department Chief Travis Jones said. "They normally do it in Wetumpka. This year he wanted to change it up to reach people from other parts of the county. We have a great relationship with Elmore County EMA. Anytime they call on us to help, we're willing to go out there and give them a hand.

Representatives from over 40 agencies will be on hand. "McGruff" the Crime Dog will be in attendance. There will be bouncy houses and a scavenger hunt for the kiddies as well.

"When a disaster strikes, it's going to take time for emergency services to get to you," Jones added. "That's what this is about, teaching how you can be prepared. You've got to take some self responsibility."

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