September Preparedness Fair

North Whidbey middle school gym with various booths set up

When disaster strikes, will you know how to survive?

September is National Preparedness month, and Island County Emergency Management has joined with many of our local and regional partners to host the Preparedness Fair. 

All of the booths at this event will provide important information on being prepared for a disaster. Join us to learn valuable skills, win a prize, and prepare your loved ones for a disaster.

This is a FREE event for all ages.

Saturday, Sept. 30 

North Whidbey Middle School, 67 NE Izett St., Oak Harbor from 10 AM to 2 PM


  • Hands only CPR - All day
  • First Aid - All day
  • Local CERT demo - 12 PM


  • 11 AM: Earthquakes and Tsunamis on Whidbey by Alex Dolcimascolo, Geologist
  • 1 PM: Setting up a Neighborhood Hub by Bob Stephens, Radio Officer

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Our Partners

ICOM 9-1-1 Island County Emergency Services Communication Center provides emergency dispatch services for law enforcement, fire and emergency medical agencies that serve Island County.
Life Flight Network Life Flight Network is a not-for-profit patient transport service providing helicopter, fixed-wing, and ground ambulance transport. Our mission is saving lives with industry-leading care and transport.
Quake Hold Industrial QuakeHOLD! Industrial offers the widest selection of state-of-the-art earthquake fastening products, services and custom-built seismic restraints on the market for any type of industry.
Sno-Isle Libraries We engage and inspire our communities through equitable access to knowledge and resources. Sno-Isle also provides a warming or cooling area for all during business hours.
Island County Planning and Assessor A building inspector will discuss how to determine if your home is safe to enter. A member from the assessors office will be discussing what to do if your home is destroyed.
Island County GIS ICGeoMap is our most comprehensive web mapping resource. Learn how to navigate our maps and Where are my Hazards tool with our GIS Team.
Island County Public Health The Public Health Department promotes the health and well-being of our unique island communities. We monitor and regulate key environmental factors including contaminants, sewage systems, and water quality. Public Health will discuss hygiene in a disaster and continuing to feed your baby in a disaster.
Island County Sheriff and Chaplains It is the mission of the Island County Sheriff's Office to provide unbiased, community-oriented police services in order to maintain and enhance Island County's reputation as a safe, thriving community where residents and visitors can safely live, work, and visit.
Island County CERT The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Island County Auxiliary Communication Service Communication when all else fails. Learn about the various ways to communicate following a disaster.
Go Bags A booth all about creating a go bag. Share your favorite items and learn about great items to add.
Opportunity Council Through direct service, collaboration, and investment in the future, we’re dedicated to helping people and building communities where everyone has the chance to thrive and contribute.
Whidbey Animals' Improvement Foundation WAIF’s Mission is to protect companion animals, provide compassionate care, advocate for their welfare and positively promote the human-animal connection. WAIF will provide information on emergency planning for pets.
Department of Natural Resources Manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s lands and waters to meet the needs of present and future generations. DNR will provide information on geological hazards to Island County.
Whidbey Health EMS When emergencies happen, our team of skilled paramedics and EMTs are standing by 24/7 to respond when and where you need us. EMS will be providing demonstrations on basic first aid.
Oak Harbor Fire Department Oak Harbor Fire Department (OHFD) provides fire protection, basic rescue, and first responder medical services to the City of Oak Harbor, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, from Fire Station 81. OHFD will be providing demonstrations on hands only CPR.
Oak Harbor Country Store We provide our communities with high quality products and exceptional service and feel fortunate to provide a business that serves the best interests of our communities, land and our neighbors. Country Store will provide information on natural gas safety and preparedness items.
Trade Winds Insurance We can provide you with quotes and coverage options through multiple insurance companies, saving you the time and hassle of shopping for insurance. Tradewinds will discuss why extra coverage like earthquake and flood insurance are so important.
WA 211 211 connects callers, at no cost, to critical health and human services in their community.
Whidbey Conservation District Conservation Districts are the community hub that bring people and resources together through voluntary, locally led conservation to ensure a healthy and sustainable future. Learn about native plants and keeping your land safe.
Midland Radio Midland has taken a pioneering role in two-way radio technology, introducing CB radio and 14-channel FRS radio technology to the market. Today, Midland is the leading supplier of two-way radios, weather alert radios and an innovator in emergency radio technology.
Big 5 Sporting Goods Big 5 Sporting Goods is one of America's top retailers of name brand sporting goods and accessories. Oak Harbor Big 5 will be showcasing emergency preparedness products from their store.
Propac From all four corners of the world, we have provided disaster preparedness and response supplies, expertise and logistical support, to those and many other Fortune 100 companies and government agencies. 
Red Cross The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​
D Tactical Supply Darbonnier Tactical Supply (DTS, LLC) is largely comprised of prior military professionals who are dedicated to those that continue to serve to protect us. We provide mission-essential equipment to the Department of Defense, and for everyday operations and deployment of local, state and federal agencies, as well as law enforcement and first responders.