Fort Bend County Hosts First-Ever Ready Fort Bend Expo in April

Fort Bend County Hosts First-Ever Ready Fort Bend Expo in April

March 27 2024

The Fort Bend County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department is hosting its first-ever Ready Fort Bend Expo on April 27, 2024. The event - a call to arms for the entire community - aims to educate and prepare residents for numerous hazards that could potentially impact the county.

The Expo will take place at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds (Building C), located at 4310 TX-36 S in Rosenberg. The event will kick-off at 10 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. The organizers have put together an impressive roster of presenters that cover a wide spectrum of emergency and disaster scenarios, equipment and perspectives on emergency preparedness.

Dan Reilley, Warning Coordination Meteorologist from the National Weather Service Houston/Galveston, will provide valuable insight into the patterns and precursors of dangerous weather conditions. Fire Marshall Justin Jurek of the Fort Bend County Fire Marshal’s Office will provide demonstrations and advice on fire safety. Attendees will also hear from David Ferguson, Damage Prevention Manager from Texas 811, as well as from the Texas Department of Public Safety Special Response Team and Texas Division of Emergency Management.

Planning for emergencies is not only about acquiring knowledge but also resources. In light of this, a diverse group of vendors will be available to showcase products and offer advice that can aid in disaster preparedness.

But it's not all business. The Expo promises fun for the whole family, including a Kids’ Korner filled with activities tailored for the younger attendees. There will also be an opportunity for them to explore emergency response vehicles up close. Door prizes, goodie bags, and an all-hazards emergency preparedness exhibitor booth add to the engaging feel of the event.

With the hurricane season looming, the timing of the Ready Fort Bend Expo couldn't be better. This event is a vital opportunity for community members to familiarize themselves with all available local resources and remain prepared for emergencies. After all, readiness is not just about surviving the storm but thriving beyond it. So come along, be informed, and most importantly - stay prepared.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 

Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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