Are You Ready?

Emergency Preparedness Fair

Saturday April 13, 2024
12:30 to 4:30 PM

1600 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks, CA

The Thousand Oaks Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Come Join Us

Classes and Events

Touch a Truck


Get up close to the people and the equipment used to serve the community during an emergency

Exposition Hall


Explore booths and activities for all things needed to prepare for emergencies



Workshops will cover basic gardening, evacuation plans, and CPR first aid

Puppet Show


Puppet show for children to teach water saftey


Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers will address issues of personal and community preparedness at 3:00 pm


Police Chief Jeremy Paris

Fire Chief Chad Cook

water storage

We will discuss storing enough water for your household’s needs and considering special circumstances. Also covered will be chosing  appropriate containers, storing containers in a cool location, rotating your water supply regularly, and treating stored water if necessary. We will also discuss purification methods.

Alternative Energy

What happens when the power goes out? Learn about the alternatives – solar, gas, propane, backup battery. We will cover general maintenance and set up. Also how to use generators during a power outage.

The well stocked pantry

Imagine a major disaster in your community – a fire, a flood, a devastating earthquake. Surface streets are impassable and freeways are down. Your local grocery stores are either closed or their shelves are wiped bare. How do you feed your family and for how long? The “Well Stocked Pantry” exhibit will empower you to prepare delicious and nutritious meals with food you already have in your pantry. Attendees will learn how to prepare meals from everyday foods that are likely already in your pantry. Best of all, guests will be able to sample many of the prepared foods.


  • Own a 2-way radio and listen to LOCAL disaster updates or seek help when no cell, Internet or power are available.
  • Access an Emergency Website and report your location and well-being so loved ones, officials and 1st responders know your status.
  • The Baofeng UV-5R, hand held radio allows you to listen and talk from almost anywhere in Thousand Oaks, Santa Rosa Valley or Moorpark. We help you set up the radio and train you to use it. No licensing required.
  • The Emergency Website AND the 2-way radio can reunite families separated in a disaster. You could also reach LOCAL volunteers with medical, construction, mechanical and heavy equipment skills and equipment for assistance.
  • Reliable communication and neighbors helping each other are critical during a major disaster.
  • Visit our display at the EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FAIR for demonstrations and more details.

72 hour kits

Whether we have big or small emergencies; or disaster keeps us at home or requires us to evacuate, we will be better prepared to deal with the situation, and to help others, if we have adequate emergency supplies on hand—and know where they are!.

Our 72 hour emergency booth will feature emergency preparedness items with today’s technology, storage and organization ideas, dollar store finds, a free 72 hour kit checklist, a list of community resources, free emergency medical cards, and examples of small first-aid kits—perfect for grab and go. We will have snacks, treats and more! If you’ve lived in Ventura County, you’ve been through earthquakes, floods, fires, windstorms and power outages. Please come and share your preparedness ideas!


If the water is turned off for more than a few days, sanitation will be of prime importance. Explore methods to provide for the basic sanitation required in emergency situations. Personal waste will be one of your biggest challenges in a disaster.


CPR & First Aid

CPR and first aid instruction
with demonstrations and hands on training


Are you prepared to act in an emergency?  
Do you have critical supplies to be self sufficient for a reasonable amount of time?  Do you know what the most important items are to grab if you need to leave your home in 5 minutes?  Do you have a family meeting place set up if a major emergency occurs? Having an evacuation plan can help you quickly assess the situation, respond appropriately, and give you confidence to handle many types of emergency situations.



How to start and maintain a garden whether small or large.

Instruction by a gardener with 25 years experience.

Learn about:

  • Gardening or tending to plants.
  • Garden tools and equipment.
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables from a garden.

touch a truck

Firetrucks and other emergency vehicles with be present. Talk to those who provide emergency services and get to see the equipment they work with.

puppet show

This high school performing group will teach your children important basics of water safety



Throughout the afternoon we will hold drawings to give out:

  • Water barrels
  • Emergency Meals
  • Gardening Equipment
  • Generator
  • And More

Self Reliance

The Self Reliance program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a religious based group led program offering programs in Money Management, Emotional Resilience, Starting a Business, Getting a Better Job, and Education.



Map to the Event

Event Address

Thousand Oaks Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints


1600 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks, California