CRESA Community Expo

CRESA Community Expo

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) will open its doors to the public during its annual CRESA Community Expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. The event will take place in downtown Vancouver on 13th Street, between Franklin and Ingalls Streets. Local businesses like NW Natural Gas, Corwin, and Frito Lay have generously donated hot dogs, chips, and beverages available for free to attendees (while they last, that is!).

Activities planned for children of all ages include face painting, button making, games, and exploring emergency vehicles—in addition to meeting firefighters, police officers, search-and-rescue dogs and horses. Kids can stop by the information booth to receive a passport on which they can collect stickers. The first 300 kids will be able to create their own free Water Bottle Emergency Kit.

Enjoy a demonstration by the Sheriff’s K-9 team or learn hands-free CPR. The local SWAT team, firefighters, and members of search-and-rescue groups will all be on hand. Explore the latest in public safety vehicles, including an armored personnel carrier, a heavy rescue vehicle, fire engines, ambulances, and police command vehicles. Tour the 9-1-1 center and see dispatchers in action taking emergency calls, get a sneak peek inside the workings of CRESA’s Emergency Operations Center, and talk with Homeland Security representatives, a National Weather Service meteorologist, and amateur radio technical experts. For more details, visit cresa911.org.

CRESA Community Expo

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) will open its doors to the public during its annual CRESA Community Expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. The event will take place in downtown Vancouver on 13th Street, between Franklin and Ingalls Streets. Local businesses like NW Natural Gas, Corwin, and Frito Lay have generously donated hot dogs, chips, and beverages available for free to attendees (while they last, that is!).

Activities planned for children of all ages include face painting, button making, games, and exploring emergency vehicles—in addition to meeting firefighters, police officers, search-and-rescue dogs and horses. Kids can stop by the information booth to receive a passport on which they can collect stickers. The first 300 kids will be able to create their own free Water Bottle Emergency Kit.

Enjoy a demonstration by the Sheriff’s K-9 team or learn hands-free CPR. The local SWAT team, firefighters, and members of search-and-rescue groups will all be on hand. Explore the latest in public safety vehicles, including an armored personnel carrier, a heavy rescue vehicle, fire engines, ambulances, and police command vehicles. Tour the 9-1-1 center and see dispatchers in action taking emergency calls, get a sneak peek inside the workings of CRESA’s Emergency Operations Center, and talk with Homeland Security representatives, a National Weather Service meteorologist, and amateur radio technical experts. For more details, visit cresa911.org.

CRESA Community Expo

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) will open its doors to the public during its annual CRESA Community Expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. The event will take place in downtown Vancouver on 13th Street, between Franklin and Ingalls Streets.

Kids’s activities include face painting, button making, games, and exploring emergency vehicles—in addition to meeting firefighters, police officers, search-and-rescue dogs and horses. Kids can stop by the information booth to receive a passport on which they can collect stickers. Local businesses like NW Natural Gas, Corwin, and Frito Lay have generously donated hot dogs, chips, and beverages available for free to attendees (while they last, that is!).

Enjoy a demonstration by the sheriff’s K-9 team or learn hands-free CPR. The local SWAT team, firefighters, and members of search-and-rescue groups will all be on hand. Explore the latest in public safety vehicles, including an armored personnel carrier, a heavy rescue vehicle, fire engines, ambulances, and police command vehicles. Tour the 9-1-1 center and see dispatchers in action taking emergency calls, get a sneak peek inside the workings of CRESA’s Emergency Operations Center, and talk with Homeland Security representatives, a National Weather Service meteorologist, and amateur radio technical experts. For more details, visit cresa911.org.

CRESA Community Expo

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) will open its doors to the public during its annual CRESA Community Expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. The event will take place in downtown Vancouver on 13th Street, between Franklin and Ingalls Streets.

Activities planned for children of all ages include face painting, button making, games, and exploring emergency vehicles—in addition to meeting firefighters, police officers, search-and-rescue dogs and horses. Kids can stop by the information booth to receive a passport on which they can collect stickers. Local businesses like NW Natural Gas, Corwin, and Frito Lay have generously donated hot dogs, chips, and beverages available for free to attendees (while they last, that is!).

Enjoy a demonstration by the Sheriff’s K-9 team or learn hands-free CPR. The local SWAT team, firefighters, and members of search-and-rescue groups will all be on hand. Explore the latest in public safety vehicles, including an armored personnel carrier, a heavy rescue vehicle, fire engines, ambulances, and police command vehicles. Tour the 9-1-1 center and see dispatchers in action taking emergency calls, get a sneak peek inside the workings of CRESA’s Emergency Operations Center, and talk with Homeland Security representatives, a National Weather Service meteorologist, and amateur radio technical experts. For more details, visit cresa911.org.

CRESA Community Expo

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) will open its doors to the public during its annual CRESA Community Expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. The event will take place on 13th St. in downtown Vancouver, between Franklin and Ingalls.

Tour CRESA’s 9-1-1 center and see dispatchers in action taking emergency calls. Get a look inside CRESA’s Emergency Operations Center, meet representatives from Homeland Security, and chat with a National Weather Service meteorologist and radio operators. Learn hands-free CPR, talk to SWAT team members, and find out more about Clark County’s highly trained Search and Rescue groups. Enjoy lively demonstrations from the K-9 team and see the High-tech Rescue Team repelling off of the Public Service Center. Explore the latest in specialized public safety vehicles, including an armored personnel carrier, a heavy rescue vehicle, fire engines, ambulances, and police command vehicles.

For the little ones, there will be face painting, button making, games, and emergency vehicles to explore, as well as a chance to meet firefighters, police officers, search-and-rescue dogs, and horses. Kids can stop by the information booth for a passport in which to collect stickers. Local businesses are donating free hot dogs, pizza, chips, and drinks. For more details, visit www.cresa911.org.

CRESA Community Expo

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) will open its doors to the public during its annual CRESA Community Expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. The event will take place on 13th St. in downtown Vancouver, between Franklin and Ingalls. September is National Preparedness Month, as well as the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center: a sobering reminder that disaster—whether of natural or human causes—can strike at any moment. However, there are some basic things you and your family can do to be prepared. The first thing you can do is learn more about the local agency whose job it is to protect and help you in the event of an emergency.

Tour CRESA’s 9-1-1 center and see dispatchers in action taking emergency calls. Get a look inside CRESA’s Emergency Operations Center, meet representatives from Homeland Security, and chat with a National Weather Service meteorologist and radio operators. Learn hands-free CPR, talk to SWAT team members, and find out more about Clark County’s highly trained Search and Rescue groups. Enjoy lively demonstrations from the K-9 team and see the High-tech Rescue Team repelling off of the Public Service Center. Explore the latest in specialized public safety vehicles, including an armored personnel carrier, a heavy rescue vehicle, fire engines, ambulances, and police command vehicles.

But the Community Expo isn’t all seriousness—there’s lots of family-style fun planned, too! For the little ones, there will be face painting, button making, games, and emergency vehicles to explore, as well as a chance to meet firefighters, police officers, search-and-rescue dogs, and horses. Kids can stop by the information booth for a passport in which to collect stickers. Local businesses are donating free hot dogs, pizza, chips, and drinks—so come early! For more details, visit www.cresa911.org.