Safety Fair 09/25/2021, 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM CANCELED A message from the Allen County Safety Fair Planning Committee: The global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) means we’ve had to stop socializing and gathering to help prevent further spread. Inevitably, this has had a huge impact on events. It is with an abundance of caution that we have decided to cancel the 13th annual Allen County Safety Fair at the Public Safety Academy/Ivy Tech South Campus on Saturday, September 25th, 2021. We were looking forward to providing you with family and individual safety and preparedness tools, but we do not want to risk anyone’s health and wellness given the outbreak of the COVID19 virus. While we know this is disappointing, we hope you can understand the steps we’re taking to help keep our staff and attendees safe, to help prevent the further spread of the virus and encouraging positive change. The good news is: You can still find safety and preparedness tips by visiting our web-site and Facebook page. Thank you for your interest in the Allen County Safety Fair and for your understanding during these unprecedented times. Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We are looking forward to hosting you in the future, once the global health pandemic passes. We’d like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support of the Allen County Safety Fair. We miss you and we’re looking forward to a time when we can connect in person again. If you have any questions or would like to see any specific resources in 2022, don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to continuing our mission and hope to partner with you in September 2022. We want to do a special shout out to the sponsors as they have gone above and beyond. They are true leaders and to be recognized for their devotion to the event. Thank you to Servpro, Lutheran Hospital, WBCL, WANE and ProFed for your continued support. Stay safe, and please use the above social media pages to contact us if you have any concerns or questions. Be well, The Allen County Safety Fair Planning Committee Saturday, September 25 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech Community College FW South Campus September is National Preparedness Month; therefore, the event is to promote Family Preparedness and Safety for kids. Sponsored byFEMA, National Preparedness Month aims to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. Homeowners, families, individuals, communities and businesses can use this opportunity to find ways or help others understand more about preparing for disasters and reducing risks to health and the environment. Preparedness is a shared responsibility; it calls for the involvement of everyone — not just the government — in preparedness efforts. By working together, everyone can help keep the nation safe from harm and help keep it resilient when struck by hazards, such as natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and pandemics. We entreat all people to engage in personal emergency planning. Don't delay! Every day is an opportunity to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters. If you’ve seen the news recently, you know that emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like ours, to people like you. The most important step you can take in helping your local responders is being able to take care of themselves and those in their care; the more people who are prepared, the quicker the community will recover. FEMA recommends citizens prepare and plan in the event they must go for three days without electricity, water service and access to a supermarket, or local services for several days. Participants have the opportunity to: - Safety Village with FWFD and FWPD - Tour Lutheran Air Helicopter - How to program your weather radio - Premiere martial arts - and much more!