Sonoma Ready Day

Sonoma Ready Day Emergency Preparedness Fair - Thousands of emergency kits will be given away.

September 8th, 2019, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Sonoma County Fairgrounds – Saralee & Richard’s Barn

Sonoma Ready Day will offer emergency resources, demonstrations, short lectures, emergency vehicle displays and tools to educate and empower community members to withstand and recover from emergencies.

View the full program for Sonoma Ready Day

The event will focus on disaster preparedness as well as health and wellness best practices. Resource tables and lectures will be hosted by first responders, community leaders, health professionals and local and state agencies. Admission and parking are free and there will be food trucks on-site for food purchases as well as activities for kids.

The Emergency Kit

Thanks to a generous $100,000 donation from the Tribal Council of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, 2,400 free emergency kits will be available to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. To get a free emergency kit, attendees must register for SoCoAlert, Sonoma County’s official emergency alert system. To expedite emergency kit distribution, we recommend community members register prior to attending.

Over 2,400 emergency kits will be given away. This Emergency Preparedness Kit is designed to provide 2 people with essential emergency supplies for 3 days (72 hours). That’s how long FEMA estimates you may be without basic services or how long it can take emergency first responders to reach you in the event of a disaster. This disaster kit is most suitable for those who believe they will need to leave their home in the event of a disaster. This Basic Emergency Preparedness Kit contains only essential emergency supplies and other items should be added to this kit in order to make it compliant with FEMA’s Guidelines.

Supplies in this emergency kit are stored inside a red nylon backpack with 5 compartments. This backpack emergency kit features high-quality emergency food and water, first-aid kit, and a hand-squeeze LED flashlight (no batteries required). The food and water in this emergency kit has a 5 year shelf life and is approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Canadian Transport Authority. The emergency food is also safe for vegetarians, contains no nuts, and is also Kosher.

This all-purpose backpack emergency kit is suitable for use in emergency situations including: earthquakes, tornadoes, winter storms, thunderstorms, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, landslides, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and extreme heat and cold.