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Disaster preparedness event held in Jonesboro

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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."  

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