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ROGUE VALLEY EMERGENCY RESOURCE FAIR GOES VIRTUAL
September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Jackson County Library Services (JCLS) will host the 6th Annual Rogue Valley Emergency Resource Fair virtually on Zoom and Facebook LIVE on Saturday, September 19 from 2:00–3:30 p.m. This all-ages event is free.
Participants will learn how to keep themselves and their loved ones safe during a natural disaster or other emergency. Topics and presenters include:
Pet Safety and Evacuation with Linda Bacon from Southern Oregon Emergency Aid
First Aid with Mercy Flights Explorer Post 131
Earthquakes with Eric Dittmer from Southern Oregon University
Fire with Samantha Matheny from Medford Fire District #3
Emergency Checklist and Go-Bags with Stacey Belt, Jackson County Get Ready Rogue
Jackson County residents can register for the event through the JCLS online events calendar at jcls.libcal.com or by calling 541-774-8689. Registered participants will receive a free starter go-bag that they can pick up at the Medford, Eagle Point, Rogue River, or Ashland libraries in the week leading up to the event.
“September is National Emergency Preparedness Month and a great time to evaluate your family’s emergency plans. If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is that we cannot predict the future, but we can prepare for the moments when disaster strikes,” said Adult Services Coordinator Carrie Turney Ross.
Julie Niles-Fry, Incident Commander for Public Information and Marketing adds, “Our mission is to connect citizens to local resources that will help them get prepared for safety at all times. The annual Rogue Valley Emergency Resource Fair is everyone’s opportunity to ‘Get Ready Rogue!’”
The annual Rogue Valley Emergency Resource Fair has taken place at the Rogue Valley Mall each fall for several years. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s event is virtual. The event this year is made possible by the presenters and Asante, Mercy Flights, Providence Medford Medical Center, AllCare Health, Jackson County Library Services, Friends of the Medford Library, Friends of the Eagle Point Library, Red Dog Pet Supply, Pepsi, Blackbird Shopping Center, EmergGuide.com, Rosebud Media, Bicoastal Media, KCMD, and KMED.