Hurricane Expo

Various folks have posted about local festivals, etc.  I spent the day at the Hurricane Expo – well this is Florida after all, and the “season” is June 1 to November 30.   Not nearly as fun as a fair, but lots of good info and giveaways.  Since my area is where four counties meet, they all came out with fire departments, search & rescue dogs, cooperative extension service trainers, and local response teams.  There were even special SWAT vehicles – all kinds of things require disaster responses these days. Undecided  Being from non-coastal counties, there weren’t any presentations on rip tides and shark attacks… 

The most fun was the fire department’s bounce house that is shaped like a fire engine.  The kids play and review safety rules like stop, drop and roll.  And so goes another fun-filled Florida summer day.

Re: Hurricane Expo

That sounds like it would be fun! I'm sure that no everyone was aware of all of the areas that first responders get involved in. And kids need to be aware of disaster preparedness too. You are never too young or old to learn. No matter how much you think you know, I'm sure there more things you don't. That's the way life is.  I know up here in Mich, rules and regs change all the time and it seems that no township or town/city can pass a "law" that doesn't counterdict what their neighbors are doing! Sometimes you need a scorecard. I'm glad your areas came together in unison in this matter.

Maybe for fun, your Expo organizers could set up one of those "Big Wave" amusements to help simluate the dangers of poor surfing technique. No sharks in the water, please. (just joking about the "poor surfing technique") 

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