Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) will open its doors to the public during our annual CRESA Community EXPO on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The event will take place on 13th Street in Vancouver, between Franklin and Ingalls.
September always has a special place for emergency response agencies as it signals National Preparedness Month which is celebrated annually throughout the month.
Our annual event gives everyone a glimpse inside the 9-1-1 Dispatch Center and the Emergency Operations Center. Interact with representatives from our Homeland Security Program, a National Weather Service Meteorologist, and Amateur Radio technical experts. Plus, first Responders from all over the county, including SWAT, Search and Rescue Teams, Law Enforcement, and Fire Agencies will be on hand.
Some fun activities planned for children of all ages include face painting, creative button making, games, exploring homeland-security and emergency vehicles, 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 from a variety of booths. The first 300 kids will be able to create their own FREE Water Bottle Emergency Kit.
Enjoy a lively demonstration from Sheriff’s popular K-9 team. Learn hands-only CPR! SWAT, Fire, and many local skilled Search and Rescue Groups will all be on hand. Explore the latest in specialized public safety vehicles including an Armored Personnel Carrier, a Heavy Rescue Vehicle, Fire Engines, Ambulances, Police Command Vehicles, and much more.
To top it off, there’s free food and prizes, and free parking in County Parking Garage.