Emergencies take on many forms and range from personal crises to mass disaster throughout a community.
In Utah, an emergency could be as simple as a power outage during a winter storm, as devastating as water in your basement during springtime flooding, or as frightening as the massive earthquake predicted to someday rattle the Wasatch Front.
Residents from all over Cache Valley are invited to learn more about handling emergencies during a fair scheduled for later this week.
“If you are prepared when an emergency hits, you don’t have to worry about how you are going to survive,” said organizer Lewis Griffin of North Logan. “If you are prepared, you will be able to sustain your family in the event of an emergency, until you can get back to some sort of normalcy.”
An Emergency Preparedness Fair is scheduled for all day Saturday at Greenville Elementary School in North Logan, at 2450 N. 400 East.
The event is sponsored by North Logan city and supported by many church and community organizations.
It is free and open to anyone who wishes to attend.
“We encourage people to go and learn whatever they can,” said North Logan City Administrator Jeff Jorgenson.
The fair will provide people with information on everything from how to secure your water heater to the wall to how to become self-sufficient, he said.
This year’s fair brings 24 exhibitors prepared to teach on a variety of topics, including gardening, winter survival, alternate energy sources and emergency food supplies.
The special guest this year will be Jim Phillips from Safe Harbor Alliance. Phillips will teach four classes between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on a variety of survival skills.
The event begins at 10 a.m. with a class taught by Mark Anderson of Anderson Seed and Garden, and exhibits open at 11 a.m.