Reflect. Honor. Prepare. Bridging Generations & Communities Through Preparedness
City of Oakland
The City of Oakland will mark the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake by hosting a community preparedness event. The preparedness fair will provide vital information on how residents and business owners can prepare for the next earthquake or other natural disaster. The city will have information tables providing details to plan the necessary 72 hours of self-sufficiency following a major disaster. The City’s Business Resiliency program will have information on how business owners can prepare for and recover from natural disasters.
There will be many fun activities for kids. Fire trucks and engines from the Oakland Fire Department will be on display at the adjacent Fire Station 3, while emergency equipment from Oakland Public Works will stretch along Mandela Parkway. The Oakland Discovery Center will demonstrate basic seismic engineering techniques that help prevent building collapse during an earthquake. The Chabot Space & Science Center will be hosting a hands-on activity where youth build their own model structures out of marshmallows and toothpicks to test on the center’s shake table.
Friday, October 17, 2014
11:30 AM to 2 PM
Cypress Freeway Memorial Park, Mandela Parkway at 14th Street in Oakland, near the site where 42 people lost their lives when the freeway collapsed.