|Safety Fair aims to prepare families|
|Written by News Desk|
|Friday, 04 October 2013 10:03|
Emily Millwood and Daniel Martin tour a Millbrook firetruck.
Photo: Brian Hodge
By BRIAN HODGE
Almost 50 local organizations including businesses, municipal police and fire departments, took part in last weekend's 5th annual Elmore County Safety and Preparedness Fair. The goal of the event is to provide some fun and entertainment as well as vital information and resources for families to use in planning for emergencies.
One popular event, especially for the inqusitive children, was to complete a scavenger hunt that took them from one agency station after another in search for critical items in their "emergency kit" for a chance to win cool prizes.
There were a number of safety-themed events and demonstrations including: BullEx Live-Fire Extinguisher Training, Flash Flood Model Demo, Fire Safety Trailer Tours.
There were also demonstrations on all sorts of resources including: fire department apparatuses, law enforcement vehicles, EMS vehicles, rescue boats, mobile command posts, K-9s, Emergency/Disaster Skills.
A lifesize McGruff the Crime Dog and Elmore County's new Emergency Preparedness Mascot, Ready Teddy, were also available for photos with children.
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