Annual Public Safety Complex… Fun for Everyone!

The Annual Public Safety Complex at the Clark County Fairgrounds Open House is Saturday, September 20th, 2014 from 12 to 4pm.

Join the community in celebrating our local law enforcement heroes and their participation in the Chief for a Day program. Start out the afternoon by waving to the motorcade as it comes in, then find some activities, exhibits, and demonstrations that peak your interest. There will be a fire extinguisher demo, a K-9 presentation, and an auto extrication. You’ll find pony rides, Child ID & Fingerprinting, hot dogs and snacks, and an array of emergency vehicles on display.

The Chief for a Day Program provides an opportunity for local law enforcement, government agencies, hospitals, and the community to give special attention to chronically ill children. Each child chosen is honored as chief and treated to such things as a certificate swearing them in as chief, a badge, a uniform, and donated gifts including games, puzzles, and art supplies.

Admission is free. Grab a neighbor, load the kids up, and head to the most fun safety event of the year!

When Disaster Strikes Your Community

Who Can Help?

You can! Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services may not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors such as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment’s notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through Basic CERT training, citizens can organize themselves and use spontaneous volunteers to manage utilities, put out small fires, provide basic medical first aid, search for and rescue victims calmly, safely, and efficiently.

Clark County Fire District 6 will begin CERT training classes on Thursday, February 16, 2012. The classes will be held at Clark County Fire District 6, Hazel Dell  (8800 NE Hazel Dell Avenue).  Cost to participate is $30; knowledge gained, priceless.

For more information, contact Dave Sinclair at 360-576-1195.

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