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City of Jacksonville to Hold First-Ever JaxReady Fest

April 10, 2024
The City of Jacksonville’s Emergency Preparedness Division is thrilled to announce the inaugural JaxReady Fest, an interactive preparedness experience aimed at empowering residents with the knowledge and resources to stay safe and resilient in the face of all hazards that threaten our community.
Scheduled for May 10th and 11th, JaxReady Fest will take place at the Prime Osborn Convention Center and will be open from 11 a.m.  until 3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Saturday.  This free community event will feature a wide range of engaging activities, educational workshops, and interactive demonstrations, making it the ultimate destination for individuals, families, and businesses seeking to enhance their preparedness.
At JaxReady Fest, attendees will have the opportunity to:
  • Engage with over sixty partner agencies and experts, gaining insights into their vital roles within the community.
  • Participate in hands-on demonstrations, learning essential skills
  • Explore interactive exhibits featuring emergency communication technologies and disaster response equipment.
  • Attend informative workshops covering topics such as severe weather safety, Narcan administration, and home emergency planning.
  • Engage in fun activities for all ages, including scavenger hunts, preparedness games, and giveaways.
"We are excited to launch JaxReady Fest as a platform to educate and empower our community to be prepared for any emergency," said Andre Ayoub, Chief of the Emergency Preparedness Division. By providing access to valuable resources, expert guidance, and hands-on training, we aim to equip the community with the tools they need to stay safe in the face of any disaster.”
JaxReady Fest has been made possible through the generous support of our sponsor, JEA with the encouragement of Mayor Donna Deegan and her staff. Together, we are committed to building a more prepared and resilient community.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to become JaxReady! Mark your calendars for JaxReady Fest and join us for a day of learning, fun, and preparedness.
For more information and updates about JaxReady Fest, visit JaxReady.com/Fest or follow us on social media @JaxReady.