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Public Safety Fair returns Saturday for third year

What are all those emergency vehicles — fire trucks, police cars, ambulances, even helicopters — doing in North Warren?

Stop by and find out.

The Public Safety Fair returns for its third year.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in the Lowe’s parking lot, and will feature many local and state entities.

“We’re covering all aspects of safety including emergency response, utility companies, search and rescue,” Commissioner Ben Kafferlin said. “Throughout the day the agencies will be having demonstrations at their booths.”

Scheduled demonstrations include:

¯ 11 a.m.: extrication drill, Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department and EmergyCare;

¯ noon: Stop-the-Bleed, EmergyCare;

¯ 12:30: drug recognition and awareness, Warren County District Attorney’s Office;

¯ 1 p.m.: fire extinguisher presentation; Warren County All-Hazards Team; and

¯ 1:30 p.m.: K-9 Dina, Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department will give folks a chance to be a firefighter and use a hose on their flame board.

Two emergency helicopter agencies — STAT Medevac and Allegheny General Life Flight — have agreed to be a part of the event and will attend depending on their availability.

Other entities and agencies that have confirmed they will attend the fair include: Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Jefferson DeFrees, City of Warren Police — Law Enforcement Against Drugs program and fingerprinting, Warren County Drug Task Force, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources — Smokey Bear, Local Emergency Planning Commission — Wally Wiseguy, Northwest Pennsylvania Canine Rescue, Warren County and U.S. Veterans Affairs, McGruff the Crime Dog, Warren County chaplains, Warren-Forest Higher Education Council — CPR and first aid, 211 Helpline, Pennsylvania Game Commission, National Fuel, Salvation Army, Warren County Public Safety, City of Warren Fire Department, and the following volunteer fire departments — Clarendon, Spring Creek, Sheffield, Tidioute, Garland, Youngsville, North Warren, Russell, Scandia, Pleasant, Sugar Grove.

Kafferlin thanked Warren County 911 Deputy Director Kale Asp for his efforts in coordinating the event and Lowe’s for providing the space.

“If you’re ready to volunteer for an agency, come on down,” Kafferlin said. “If you want your kids to be familiar with police and firefighters. Come on down. Touch a truck. See the helicopter. If you are job hunting, several agencies will have job applications there.”

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