ILWACO — The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) is holding the annual Disaster Preparedness Fair on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ilwaco High School Gym - Hilltop Campus. This event is free and open to the public.

Preparedness Fair exhibitors will range from a wide variety of industries and organizations that relate to personal, home, and business preparedness and safety.

A hands-on fire suppression tutorial will be facilitated by the Ilwaco Volunteer Fire Department from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to suppress a real fire with an extinguisher. Children are welcome to participate.

“Prepare to be a Hero” posters created by Naselle, Long Beach and Ocean Park Elementary School students will be on display at the fair. Contest winners will be awarded at noon.

Individuals, businesses, groups, and organizations interested in participating as exhibitors or volunteers, may contact Kirsten Harvill at 875-9409 or


10 a.m. - Fair opens

10 a.m. - Decontamination Tent (Ocean Beach Hospital)

11 a.m. - Organizing Your Vital Documents (Senja Antilla)

11 a.m. - Hands-on Fire Suppression (Ilwaco Volunteer Fire Department)

Noon - Announce Poster Contest Winners “Prepare To Be a Hero”

1 p.m. - Tsunami Debris: Volunteering to Keep Pacific County Beaches Clean (AmeriCorps Member Lea Reuss)

1:30 p.m. - Announce Door Prize Winners

2 p.m. - Fair Closes


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