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Y2K Emergency Preparedness Fair




A Common Sense Approach

Many people have questions about the year 2000 computer issues. How many of our computer systems will successfully switch from 1999 to 2000? How Y2K compliant are our banks, power companies, hospitals, emergency services, schools, grocery stores? Come to the Fair and speak directly to representatives of all vital companies and service providers. Come talk with the people who have important information. All interested people are invited to attend the Salem/Keizer/Marion County Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, April 10 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Cascade Hall. The Fair is free and open to the public. Hours are 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Make it a family outing. There will be balloons for the children, refreshment stands for everyone, free parking, handouts, and over 45 booths of presenters. There will be a station where you can direct questions to the Emergency Management Directors of Salem, Keizer and Marion County.

Presenters include, but are not limited to the following:

American Family Network
American Red Cross, Willamette Chapter
Bonneville Power Administration
City of Keizer, General Services
City of Salem, 91-1- Dispatch
City of Salem, Public Works
Culligan Water
Emergency Food and Supply
Keizer Chamber of Commerce
Keizer Fire Department
Keizer Police Department
Les Martin, Home Preparation Kit
Marion County, Dept. of Public Works
Marion County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES)
Marion County Search and Rescue
Marion County Extension Service
Marion-Polk Food Share
Northwest Natural
Oregon Banking Association
Oregon Board of Pharmacy
Oregon Credit Union League
Oregon Public Utility Commission
Oregon Veterinary Medicine Association
Portland General Electric
Salem Electric
Salem Fire Department
Salem Hospital
Salem-Keizer Public School, 24J
Salem Police Department
South Salem Cycleworks
State of Oregon, Department of Administrative Service
State of Oregon, Risk Management
State of Oregon, Accounting and Finance
State of Oregon, Department of Corrections

An on-going series of 30 minute presentations are scheduled at the west end of the building throughout the day. These will focus on basic services and how our agencies and major companies are preparing for the year 2000. Presentations will also address how citizens can prepare to meet their needs in case of any type of emergency. Come attend any of the presentations or just stroll the booths and see what companies and agencies are doing to prepare. April 10th - Come to the Fair!