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Hayward to Host Countywide Emergency Preparedness Expo

“Operation Independence V” to offer free classes, demos, exhibitors and more

April 9, 2015

(HAYWARD, CA) – The City of Hayward and the Alameda County Public Health Department will host the County’s fifth annual emergency preparedness expo on Saturday, April 25 at Hayward City Hall. Dubbed “Operation Independence V,” the expo features a massive lineup emergency and social services agencies from across the county, all focused on what to do before, during and after disaster strikes.

The free event is among the most comprehensive of its kind open to the general public in the East Bay. Attendees will enjoy hands-on training, emergency preparedness workshops, presentations, exhibits, emergency equipment demonstrations and more.

“Dealing with a disaster requires an extraordinary level of cooperation,” said Hayward Fire Chief Garrett Contreras. “That’s why the City of Hayward has joined forces with the County and other local public agencies, the business community and faith-based service organizations to host this event. Our goal is to help people become prepared before disaster strikes, stay strong during, and be resilient after.”

Event sponsors and agency partners include a range of departments from the City of Hayward and Alameda County, Community Resources for Independent Living, Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters, Eden Information & Referral 211 Service, the Red Cross, Hayward – Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service, Hayward Community Emergency Response Team, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, Hayward Animal Services and the Alameda County Developmental Disabilities Council, among many others.

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place:   Hayward City Hall – 777 B Street, Hayward California