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Cook County to Host Preparedness Fair at Daley Plaza

News Date: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 15:45

WHAT:             Cook County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) is partnering with government agencies, nonprofits and private sector organizations to ensure residents have the information they need to stay safe in an emergency – whether manmade or natural. As part of National Preparedness Month, DHSEM is hosting a preparedness fair at Daley Plaza.

Resients will receive safety information from all participating agencies, take part in safety trainings and see the kinds of tools DHSEM and other agencies use to help residents during emergencies. DHSEM will display some of its rescue vehicles on the plaza. The department will also promote the “If You See Something, Say Something” anti-terrorism campaign.

WHO:               Agencies partnering with the DHSEM include:
                         American Red Cross
                         Cook County Animal and Rabies Control
                         Cook County Forest Preserves
                         Cook County Health and Hospitals System
                         Chicago Department of Public Health
                         Chicago Fire Department
                         Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications
                         Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
                         Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)
                         University of Illinois-Chicago, Office of Preparedness and Response

WHEN:             Wednesday, September 27, 2017
                        10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

                         WHERE:           Daley Plaza
                                                   50 W. Washington St.
                                                   Chicago

VISUALS:         DHSEM rescue vehicles and equipment – mobile response teams, rescue dump truck, Humvees, mobile shelter

INTERVIEWS:  A DHSEM spokesperson is available for onsite interviews.