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Emergency preparedness fair held in Poplar Bluff

(Source: Kadee Brosseau) (Source: Kadee Brosseau)

Being prepared for emergencies was the name of the game Saturday in Poplar Bluff.

A local church hosted an emergency preparedness fair to help families know how to be ready for the worst.

The Butler County emergency management director says events like this one are great because it helps people know how to deal with situations before they happen.

One dad says he brought his kids out today so they'd know how to keep themselves safer.

"For my children to learn, is fire safety," said Robert Pennell. "I'm real worried about fire safety. I want to make sure that they can get in and out of the house in the event of an emergency."

Firefighters say the number one tip they told people was to make sure you have working smoke alarms in your homes.

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