More than 2,000 stop by GW’s annual safety expo

Target employee Katrina Gallop hands out emergency preparedness kits on University Yard during the Safety Expo Wednesday. Carmen Paulson | Hatchet Photographer

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Trina Do

More than 2,000 people turned out Wednesday for the University’s 8th annual Safety Expo in University Yard.

The event, part of National Preparedness Month, zeroed in on readying for accidents and emergencies.

Representatives from EMeRG, the University Police Department, the Metropolitan Police Department, the Department of Homeland Security, D.C. Water, D.C. Fire and the American Red Cross all made an appearance.

The first 1,000 people to line up at the event’s tables customized their own emergency preparedness kits. Professionals also put on a self-defense demonstration and showed onlookers how to put out a gas-lit fire with a fire extinguisher.

Last year’s expo focused on safe texting habits as a part of AT&T’s Texting and Driving: “It Can Wait” campaign.

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