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Free Regional Safety and Emergency Preparedness Expo to be held on June 21

Post Date:06/12/2018 7:22 AM

The public is invited to celebrate National Safety Month at the free 2018 Regional Safety and Emergency Preparedness Expo on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on City Plaza next to Reno City Hall.

Attendees will learn how to prepare for natural and man-made disasters and talk to experts about health and safety.

The expo will feature demonstrations by local first responders, including:

  • 10 a.m. - “Black Rain” Nuclear Decontamination Exercise begins
  • 11 a.m. - Rappelling demo down the south side of City Hall
  • 12 p.m. - Vehicle extrication demo on 1st Street
  • 1 p.m. - Water Entry Team (WET) river rescue demo in the Truckee River
  • K-9 unit
  • Bomb squad robots

Some of this year’s exhibitors include:

  • Reno Fire Department
  • Reno Police Department
  • Amateur Radio Emergency Services
  • American Red Cross
  • Nevada Division of Emergency Management
  • Nevada Safety Consultation and Training
  • Regional Transportation Commission (RTC)
  • Washoe County Emergency Management
  • Washoe County Animal Services
  • University of Nevada, Reno Seismic Lab

Popular local food trucks will also be at the event. Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #RenoWashoeSafety.