Alachua Prepares Fest


Saturday, September 19, 2015
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Northwest Baptist Church
5514 NW 23rd Ave., Gainesville

This FREE public event will help children and their families prepare for a severe weather event or other disaster. Fun learning opportunities to include:

  • Learn how to spot severe weather from the National Weather Service
  • Take a tour of your favorite response vehicle
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Meet Smokey Bear
  • Hands-only CPR Training

Fun for all Ages!!

  • Fire trucks
  • Police Cars
  • Ambulances
  • Emergency Response

Participating organizations:

  • Alachua County Emergency Management
  • Florida Division of Emergency Management
  • National Weather Service
  • WCJB TV 20
  • Northwest Baptist Church
  • Gainesville Amateur Radio Society (GARS)
  • Florida Forestry Service
  • Alachua County Sheriff’s Office
  • LifeSouth
  • Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
  • Alachua County Fire Rescue
  • Alachua County Waste Management
  • Gainesville Fire Rescue
  • Gainesville Police Department
  • Publix
  • Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)
  • Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU)
  • Florida Department of Health
  • Disaster Relief and Recovery Ministries -
  • Florida Baptist Convention
  • American Red Cross
  • Clay Electric
  • Florida’s Chief Finance Officer