Disaster preparedness event held in Jonesboro - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Disaster preparedness event held in Jonesboro

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The Families Immediate Response through Safety and Technology Disaster Preparedness Exposition was held Saturday in Jonesboro. 

The event was hosted by Congressman Rick Crawford and Regional Center for Disaster Preparedness Education at Arkansas State University as well as the Craighead County Office of Emergency Management.

Those hosting the event aim to provide knowledge to the public on how to best prepare for any kind of disaster.  

The Jonesboro Police Department and the Red Cross were among more than 30 organizations present to help educate those who came to the event.  

The event also had activities for children including games and a fire safety house.

"Being prepared starts at a very early age, and kids can be prepared as well," said Dr. Brent Cox assistant professor of disaster preparedness.

Organizations were also available to give advice on making emergency preparedness kits and how to sign up for Smart 911.  

"It's extremely important for all of us to take ownership and responsibility to make sure that we are prepared as individuals," said Cox.  "That way we can help others and make sure that we take care of our families. No one is immune to disasters of any sort."  

Copyright 2016 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Fire destroys shop in Jackson County

    Fire destroys shop in Jackson County

    Sunday, December 17 2017 11:55 AM EST2017-12-17 16:55:56 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 1:41 PM EST2017-12-17 18:41:53 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Firefighters spent several hours Sunday battling a blaze in Jackson County that completely destroyed a 10,000-square-foot shop. 

    Firefighters spent several hours Sunday battling a blaze in Jackson County that completely destroyed a 10,000-square-foot shop. 

  • Bono Bridge construction nearly done

    Bono Bridge construction nearly done

    Sunday, December 17 2017 11:11 AM EST2017-12-17 16:11:21 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 11:50 AM EST2017-12-17 16:50:22 GMT
    The construction of a new Bono Bridge is nearly done, County Judge Ed Hill said Sunday. (Source: Craighead Co. Judge Facebook Page)The construction of a new Bono Bridge is nearly done, County Judge Ed Hill said Sunday. (Source: Craighead Co. Judge Facebook Page)

    Construction crews have almost completed work on a bridge project in Craighead County that officials have worked on for nearly six years. 

    Construction crews have almost completed work on a bridge project in Craighead County that officials have worked on for nearly six years. 

  • breaking

    ASP to investigate officer involved shooting

    ASP to investigate officer involved shooting

    Saturday, December 16 2017 9:57 PM EST2017-12-17 02:57:14 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 10:59 AM EST2017-12-17 15:59:15 GMT

    An officer-involved shooting Saturday night in Independence County will be investigated by the Arkansas State Police, officials said Sunday morning. 

    An officer-involved shooting Saturday night in Independence County will be investigated by the Arkansas State Police, officials said Sunday morning. 

Powered by Frankly