Safety Fair today: Fire trucks, Emergency Services and more

Warren County’s second annual Public Safety Fair is set for today from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The event will be held in the Lowe’s parking lot in North Warren.

“This is a chance for all ages to learn about public safety,” Commissioner Ben Kafferlin previously said of the event. “For kids to interact with a fire truck, parents to get safety information, first responders can learn about assets and the list goes on and on.

“With dozens of organizations represented, you’re sure to find the Warren County Public Safety Fair beneficial.”

The idea is to “encourage the public to learn more about the services that their local public safety organizations provide, so we have brought them all to a convenient location. At this event, attendees will have the opportunity to visit booths from each organization and gain an understanding of what each has to offer,” a statement from the commissioner’s office indicates.

Kafferlin detailed a lengthy list of public safety related entities and demonstrations that will be on hand for the event.

Demonstrations include a Jaws-of-Life exercise at about 11 a.m., a smokehouse demonstration throughout the day and a Medevac helicopter landing at approximately noon.

Kafferlin said that Pleasant, Sheffield, Grand Valley, Sugar Grove and Spring Creek volunteer fire departments would be on hand and that Spring Creek would be bringing their department’s drone. Those departments will be bringing engines, tankers, a tower/ladder truck, ambulances and other EMS vehicles and conduct a fire house simulation for children as well as fire extinguisher demonstrations.

On the law enforcement side, Kafferlin said that Conewango Police and the Sheriff’s Office have confirmed their participation, which will include car seat checks and a drug takeback station. The Game Commission will also be on hand.

From the public safety side of the house, staff with the 911 Center, Hazmat and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency are participating.

Kafferlin said certifications of participation will be available which are “especially helpful for homeschoolers who are required to do annual fire safety training.”

Other entities that will be at the event include Warren General Hospital, the Hi-Ed Council with information on CPR and EMS training, the Explorer Post, the American Red Cross, the DAV veteran’s van, the Lion’s Club as a food option, National Fuel giving away gift cards as well as a radon detection booth.

Kafferlin said Lowe’s will also be providing free smoke detectors.