Topanga Town Council

GET PLUGGED IN AT THE TOPANGA EMERGENCY FAIR

 

Direct mail postcard frontCome to the Topanga Emergency Fair on Sunday, May 5th!

Most Topangans were left in the dark during the Woolsey Fire, last November. This fire was a wake-up call for all Topangans to learn alternative ways to prepare for disasters. Come to the 2019 Topanga Emergency Fair to learn how to PLUG IN when the power is down.

Sunday, May 5th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Topanga Community House
1440 N. Topanga Canyon Boulevard

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS:
Come hear about the factors influencing the Woolsey Fire and why Topanga was evacuated. Experts will give presentations and show videos throughout the day on the Woolsey Fire, general fire behavior, fire hardening, emergency preparedness, Helistop 69Bravo, and will lead discussion on alternative power and communication. 

MEET SMOKEY BEAR:

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AT THE FAIR YOU CAN:
- Learn about social media outlets to get verified and current information
- Learn ways to harden your home and land from fire danger
- Meet Fire, Sheriff and CHP emergency responders
- Meet your own local emergency volunteers
- Sign up for a Neighborhood Network
- Sign up for a ham radio class
- Put out a real fire using an extinguisher
- Stock up on emergency supplies
- Get a copy of the Topanga Survival Guide
- Get your 2019 Topanga Resident Access Card
- Sign up for future no-fault horse trailer inspections and pet microchipping (no pets at fair, please)
- Enjoy food, prizes, and activities for kids and adults, and much more! 

SCHEDULE FOR PANELS, DISCUSSIONS, AND PRESENTATIONS:
10:15 AM - Fire Department presentation on fire behavior and fire hardening
11:00 AM - Presentation by Simon T about Helistop 69 Bravo
11:30 AM - Red Cross presents "PrepareU: Disaster Preparedness Education for Individuals"
12:00 PM - Topanga Fire Safe Council - Ember House Discussion
12:30 PM - TCEP's Topanga Unplugged panel - Discussing alternative forms of communication and alternative power sources for keeping internet, phone, tv up when power is down; ham radios; and Neighborhood Networks
1:30 PM - Fire Department presentation on fire behavior and fire hardening
2:30 PM - Presentation by Simon T about Helistop 69 Bravo
3:00 PM - Red Cross presents "PrepareU: Disaster Preparedness Education for Individuals"
3:30 PM - Topanga Fire Safe Council - Ember House Discussion

*The fire extinguisher exercise will occur at the top of every hour.

We encourage everyone to attend.  How you respond to a disaster affects your home, family, neighbors, and community. Bring the whole family so everyone in your household will BE PREPARED!

A food truck will be on site, offering a variety of foods, including vegan options. 

The Topanga Emergency Management Task Force (TEMTF) created in 2005, will host the 2019 Topanga Emergency Fair. Since 1993, the TEMTF, comprised of county, state, and local Topanga emergency organizations, has offered programs to help Topangans prepare for wildfires, earthquakes, and other disasters.