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Speakers Confirmed for the Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Fair. - 06/15/16

This Saturday, June 18th from 10:00am -- 2:00pm, the Emergency Services Division of the Benton County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring a free, family-friendly Emergency Services Fair. The fair will take place in the Floral Courtyard at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St. in Corvallis.

"We have lined up a great group of exhibitors and speakers," says Kevin Higgins, Emergency Services Program Manager. "It should be a fun, interesting and informative day."

Main stage speakers include Aaron Crawford, Disaster Preparedness Program Specialist with Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and former U.S. Marine. He will speak at 10:30 a.m. and share information about what to include in your "go" bag. At 11:30 a.m., Owen Dell of Owen Dell & Associates Landscape Architecture takes the stage with Chris Bentley, Senior Planner for Benton County Community Development. They will share information about how you can use landscaping to make your home more resilient to wildfire. Dell is an internationally known landscape architect and author of several books including "Sustainable Landscaping for Dummies." Speaking at 12:30 p.m. is Gail Moldovan-Trujillo, a licensed insurance agent with Hagan Hamilton Insurance Agency and knowledgeable flood insurance expert. She will talk about how you can prepare your home to mitigate flood damage.

In addition to the speakers, the fair will include exhibitors from government, public safety, community organizations and businesses. Visitors are encouraged to bring their families. The Benton County Sheriff's Office Mobile Command Vehicle will be on display, as will displays from the various Search and Rescue Units, including the Sheriff's Mounted Posse and the R3K9 search unit.

Visitors who receive stamps from at least 10 exhibitors will be entered to win one of several raffle prizes donated for the event, including two 3-day passes to the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival.

"Our theme is Be Prepared, Not Scared," says Higgins. "We hope families attending the fair will have fun while learning what the community is doing to prepare for and respond to emergencies." More information is available on the Sheriff's Office website at: www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff

Be Prepared, Not Scared... Sheriff's Office Sponsors Emergency Services Fair. - 06/03/16

The Emergency Services Division of the Benton County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring a free, family-friendly Emergency Services Fair on Saturday, June 18th from 10:00am -- 2:00pm. The fair will take place in the Floral Garden at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St. in Corvallis.

"With all the news lately about the Cascadia Quake, people are concerned," says Kevin Higgins, Emergency Services Program Manager. "We hope to show them what the County is doing to prepare for and respond to emergencies and how they can prepare their families to be self-sufficient."

The fair will include exhibitors from government, public safety, community organizations and businesses. The Benton County Sheriff's Office Mobile Command Unit will be on display, as will displays from the various Search and Rescue Units. Main stage events will include presentations by speakers addressing issues such as personal preparedness, planning for floods, and creating defensible space around your home to protect it from wildfire.

The event includes activities for the kids. Such as an art booth for coloring and opportunities to meet the search and rescue dogs and pet the Sheriff's Posse horses. Visitors who receive stamps from at least 10 exhibitors will be entered to win one of several raffle prizes donated for the event, including two 3-day passes to the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival..

"Our theme is Be Prepared, Not Scared," says Higgins. "We hope residents attending the fair will have fun while learning what the community is doing to respond to emergencies." More information is available on the Sheriff's Office website at: www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff