PrepareFair is a non-profit committed to emergency preparedness for all communities. By partnering with local officials, non-profit organizations and the private sector, events are designed to deliver the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain personal, family and community safety. PrepareFair hopes visitors to these events will return to work, home, and neighborhood's with valuable information to ready them to respond to and recover from natural or man-made disasters.
Minneapolis Emergency PrepareFair 2011
Minneapolis Emergency PrepareFair 2011 was held Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at the IDS Center’s Crystal Court and Nicollet Mall. Hours for organization and emergency response vehicle displays were 10:00am to 2:00pm.
PrepareFair invites all incorporated Non-Profit organizations and Public entities involved in planning, response and recovery operations to participate. Our goal is to bring the community knowledge, skills and materials to prepare for and respond to all emergencies.
Events at Minneapolis Emergency PrepareFair 2011
Within the IDS Crystal Court
This year we’re excited to offer more space for displays within the Crystal Court. Registration is now being accepted for 40 organizations; a 20% increase from last year. Once again an 8’x3’ table, cloth, chairs and parking below the IDS Center comes at no charge to your organization. For a list of the organizations that supported and participated in the Minneapolis Emergency PrepareFair 2010 click: Our Partners. Register now to reserve your space.
On Nicollet Mall
Space on Nicollet Mall for display of emergency response vehicles has increased as well: 4 blocks stretching from North 6th Street to South 10 Street will be available to display your emergency vehicle. Register now to reserve your space.
Within the IDS Center (New This Year)
We are proud to offer presentations by local experts in the field of emergency management and response. The sessions are intended for those who are involved in the safety and security of downtown communities and are invitation only except the noon and 1:00pm sessions which are open to the public. All presentations are offered at no charge. Look for an invitation via email soon.
9:00am – Chris Terzich, Enterprise Incident Manager, Wells Fargo & Co; President, Minnesota InfraGard
“Protecting Our Critical Infrastructure”
10:00am – Michael Rozin, Special Operations Security Captain, Mall of America
“A Proactive Security Approach: Behavior Detection & Security Interviewing”
11:00am – Mike Coan, Bomb Technician, Minneapolis Police Bomb Squad
“Bomb Threat Procedures and Response”
12:00pm – Todd Krause, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service - Chanhassen, MN
“Tornadoes – Warnings and Safety” Open to the Public
1:00pm – Jonathan Bundt, Masa Consulting
“The Power of Caring: Using Psychological First Aid During a Crisis” Open to the Public
2:00pm – Kim Ketterhagen, Logistics and Mutual Aid Coordinator, Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management
John Olson, Director, Public Private Coordination and Action Team (P2CAT) - MN InfraGard
“Public/Private Partnerships in Emergency Response”
Further information on speakers and their presentations can be found here: Speaker Bio
To those who joined us last year, we hope to see you again. To those joining us for the first time, we look forward to meeting you.
Minneapolis Emergency PrepareFair 2010
Inside the IDS Crystal Court patrons visit some of the 33 organizatons displaying emergency preparation materials and training opportunities
On Wednesday, September 19th, 2010 the first annual Minneapolis Emergency PrepareFair was held downtown in the IDS Crystal Court and on Nicollet Mall.
PerpareFair is an event organized to raise awareness of the important role downtown businesses, building owners, managers and the community play in preparing for and responding to an emergency.
Within the IDS Crystal Court, 33 organizations including non-profit, city, state, federal agencies and downtown business provided valuable information to residents, workers, and visitors.
Outside on Nicollet Mall emergency response equipment stretched for three blocks giving the public an opportunity to view and ask questions.