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Disaster Expo draws crowd

Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 1:20 pm

Saving lives, avoiding hunger and staying in touch were just some of the lessons available Sunday afternoon at St. Matthews Episcopal Church on Mexico’s west side.

That is where a score of volunteers gathered for the second annual Disaster

Learning to save a life — That was one of the many lessons, more than 100 visitors had a chance to learn at the second annual Disaster Expo in Mexico. Above Tucker Herron learns CPR from Travis Avery of the Audrain Ambulance District.

Learning to save a life — That was one of the many lessons, more than 100 visitors had a chance to learn at the second annual Disaster Expo in Mexico. Above Tucker Herron learns CPR from Travis Avery of the Audrain Ambulance District.

Preparedness Expo.

There theme was simple, “Be Prepared.”

Pastor Christina Cobb was among those helping people how to cope when life suddenly decides there is no electricity for cooking.

“Really, what we all hope,” she said, gesturing a gloved hand toward volunteers from the city and county fire departments, Audrain Ambulance District, county emergency management and others, “that the people who come today can take home ideas or skills to help them in a crisis.”

For the complete article, please see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.