Saturday: Disaster safety fair in Menlo Park


A free safety fair emphasizing family preparedness kicks off Saturday, Sept. 18, hosted by the Menlo Park branch of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and San Mateo County.

Attendees can look forward to demonstrations of emergency equipment, survival tips, and tchotchkes. They can also learn basic CPR for free. The first 500 families to arrive will receive a mystery gift, said Leslie Gordon, USGS spokesperson.

Seismologist Walter Mooney will give a lecture on lessons learned from the recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, while economist Anne Wein will talk about what could happen if a massive storm strikes the Bay Area, Ms. Gordon said.

The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the USGS campus at 345 Middlefield Rd. Signs will be posted to show families where to go

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