Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

Latest Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair News

The 2017 Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair was a huge success! Just look at these numbers:

2017 Promotional Video

View a short video about the 10th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair, courtesy of Emmy Award winning video producer Mark Hovater.
Be sure to check out his YouTube channel, zoomfx777.

10th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair


2017 Radio Spot

15-second radio PSA. Click here to listen.

2017 ABC7 Interview

Aired on Channel 7 news at 3:00pm on Oct. 6, 2017. Click to watch.

ABC7 Interview

2017 CBS2/KCAL9 Interview

Aired on Channel 2 news at on Oct. 6, 2017. Click to watch.

CBS2 Interview


Photos by Bernard Falkin

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Photos of Kit Prep (various sources)

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Photos of Fair Day (various sources)

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2017 Fair Layout and Exhibitor Guide


Fair Layout and Exhibitor Guide


2017 Fair Flyer

Here is the full 4-page flyer on the 10th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair.

2016 Fair Flyer

2017 Speaker Series at the Fair

Below are the great speakers at the Fair. To view the video, click on each Video link.

Frank Borden Frank Borden, retired LAFD Assistant Chief and “father” of Community Emergency Response Team, will tell you about CERT, how it got started in Los Angeles, and spread to the rest of our Nation. Video

Dr. Jill Barnes Dr. Jill Barnes, Ph.D., Office of Emergency Services, School Operations, on how LAUSD schools prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters. Video

Eric BoldtEric Boldt, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at National Weather Service in Oxnard, will cover severe weather and how you can prepare for adverse impacts. Video

Tanya YarbroughTanya Yarbrough will guide you through a session on Pet Prepared-ness and how to get your pet(s) trained and ready for a quick evacuation. Video

Dan Tomlinson Dan Tomlinson, ACS Battalion 10 Communications Coordinator, will demonstrate and explain how to use any two-way radio to communicate effectively, efficiently, and succinctly in a disaster or emergency situation. Video


bloodmobileCedars-Sinai Bloodmobile will be at the Fair from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Give the gift of life at the Fair! Donors may enter the Fairgrounds starting at 9:00 a.m. and proceed directly to donor screening.

Schedule an appointment  (Enter our Donor Group Code, VDPF, in the Enter your Zip Code or Donor Group Code box), or use this direct link. Walk-ins also welcome.

Blood Donor Eligibility  | What Happens When You Donate?

KPFK Interview with Bill Hopkins and Erin Huey

Bill Hopkins, Chair of the Valley Disaster Preparedness Team, and Erin Huey, one of our outstanding speakers at the Fair, were interviewed on KPFK's Access Unlimited program hosted by Jolie Mason and Ken Metz on Sunday, September 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm on 90.7 FM.

The program is now in their archives. Search the page for "Access Unlimited."

FREE? Yes, it's ALL FREE!
Because we have generous supporters who care about getting the community prepared for disasters
Registration • Admission • Speakers • Demonstrations • Parking • Giveaways
AND Family EP Starter Kits* and lunch* (while supplies last)

*While supplies last. Emergency Preparedness Starter Kits (1 per family) to registered families only.  Kits distributed only during Fair hours.
Events, exhibitors, and features subject to availability and may change.