Michigan State Police and emergency first responders in the Grand Rapids area are teaming up this Saturday to celebrate National Preparedness Month.
The annual Prepare Fair helps families learn how they can be ready for emergencies and disasters in their community.
Wendy Galbreath is State Preparedness Coordinator for the Prepare Fair and tells WOOD Radio, Grand Rapids was chosen to host this year's fair after severe flooding last April.
"We thought it was a great opportunity to talk with citizens about the importance of preparedness and that we aren't totally helpless in the face of disaster."
A few local nonprofits will also be there to help your family create an emergency disaster kit, learn the basics of first aid, and explore the day-to-day responsibilities of being a first responder.
Galbreath says it's perfect for the kids. "Grand Rapids Fire will be there with their truck and they'll get to meet all of their first responders. It's a great opportunity."
It all starts at 11 a.m. at Comstock Riverside Park in Grand Rapids. You can learn more about National Preparedness Month HERE.