Los Angeles fire officials Friday urged residents to attend an earthquake preparedness fair Sunday, where they will find information and demonstrations on techniques for saving lives during emergencies.
The American Red Cross, Southern California Gas Co. and the Los Angeles Unified School District will be among the agencies represented at the fair.
Residents will learn what medical supplies they should stock, and about emergency rescue techniques.
"The purpose of the fair is to join the many other outside agencies in promoting individual and family disaster preparedness," said Fire Chief Donald O. Manning. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at the Los Angeles Zoo. Firefighters will demonstrate search and rescue techniques and private firms will display safety items for the home, including water preparedness kits, rescue equipment and shatter-resistant window film, Manning said.