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Family Safety Expo Teaches the Importance of Preparing for Emergencies

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The City of Bridgeport hosted the inaugural Family Safety and Preparedness Expo on Saturday.

Bridgeport High School was filled with booths and demonstrations all dedicated to helping families learn more about emergencies, and how to be ready for them.

The expo offered information on fire safety, weather emergencies, car seat safety, how to can food, how to purify water, and more.

Bridgeport Emergency Services Director Shaunda Rauch said families got to learn a lot at the expo.

"By coming to this you realize there are small little things you can do. Even budget wise, some of us live payday to payday. How can you do disaster preparedness when you don't have a lot of money to put into it? So this gives you a lot of that background information and help taking small steps to have a huge outcome for you when a disaster happens," explained Rauch.

Rauch said the rain affected some of the events that were planned for outside but she hopes that those will be available in coming years.

Bridgeport Emergency Services offers emergency preparedness courses from time to time. Click here for more information.

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