NFPA is proud to again participate in the United States Senate Sergeant at Arms, Office of Emergency Preparedness’ 10th annual Emergency Preparedness Month Fair in the Hart Senate Office Building on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in room SH-902. The purpose of the Emergency Preparedness Month Fair is to educate Senate staff on the importance of emergency preparedness not only here at work, but at home as well. This is accomplished by inviting representatives from our various internal offices and many local emergency management agencies and response teams from around the National Capitol Region to share information and resources with Senate staff, and educate them on steps that they can take to recover quickly after an emergency.
This event has increased in popularity over the years, and it is anticipated that upward of 300 attendees, up from 200 last year, will be there throughout the day.
It is expected that Senate staff will attend the event, with the majority from Senators’ personal Washington, D.C. offices. In addition, staff from Senate Committee, Leadership, and a variety of support offices such as the Sergeant at Arms and Secretary of the Senate are likely to visit during the event. Staff from other legislative branch organizations such as the United States Capitol Police, Library of Congress, and the Architect of the Capitol may also attend.