4th Annual Disaster Preparedness Weekend
Friday, April 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM - Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM (CDT)
Disaster Preparedness Weekend
55.5 Mile Captain's Challenge
$55.50 adults only
Starts on the Seawall in Galveston, TX on Friday, April 26, 2013 and ends at Peggy Park in Houston, TX on April 28, 2013.
3 Mile Memorial walk
$30.00 for adults/ $20.00 for youth age 10-17
The first three miles out of Galveston, TX and the last three miles of the 55.5 Mile Captain's Challenge in Houston, TX will be a 3 Mile Memorial Walk in remembrance of family, friends and public service members that have lost their lives as the result of a natural or man-made disasters and in the line of duty. It will conclude on Sunday April 28, 2013 at the finish line and post walk celebration at Peggy Park in Houston, TX.
Free Disaster Preparedness Community Fairs
(Free goodie bag with registration)
Provide each community with disaster preparedness vendors, exhibits, information, awareness and family fun. Local businesses, community service and public safety organizations join together to promote natural and man-made disaster awareness and preparedness at a free Disaster Preparedness Community Fair in three cities (Galveston, League City and Houston) that are on the route of the 55.5 Mile Captain's Challenge.
When & Where
Department of Inner -City Emergency Response
Department of Inner-City Emergency Response (DICER) is a non-profit emergency response organization that provides city, county, state, national and international deployment of Emergency Response Officers for disasters and provides focused "Surge Capacity" to local police, fire, EMS, hospitals, public health, social services, and local emergency agencies. DICER is also known as IN-CERT, Inner-City Emergency Response Team.
DICER also provides natural and man-made disaster preparedness education at no cost to at risk youth and vulnerable adults. DICER’s Junior Bear and BEAR (Basic Emergency Assistance & Response) programs for ages 6 to 9 and 10 to 13 and JET (Junior Emergency Team) program for ages 14 to 17 introduces youth to public safety, emergency response techniques and careers in healthcare and public service.