The 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office will be hosting a Child Safety Fair from 8 a.m. to noon Friday.
Children who attend the free event at 105 E. Vermijo St. are encouraged to “Thank a Hero” by making cards for first-responders. Crayons and paper will be provided.
Among those expected to be in attendance are a Colorado Springs wildland fire team, complete with a brush truck, and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will arrange for an appearance by McGruff The Crime Dog.
The D.A.’s Office promises “goodie bags and giveaways galore” ….
See below for details from District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Lee Richards.
The 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office will host a free Child Safety Fair/Thank A Hero event to provide information on what to do in the event of an emergency, and to give the community an opportunity to thank those who keep us safe when we need it most. The Safety Fair/Thank a Hero will be held on Friday, August 10, 2012, from 8am-noon at 105 E. Vermijo, in downtown Colorado Springs, between Nevada and Tejon. Everyone is encouraged to bring thank you cards or notes to present to the first responders in attendance. (There will be a Thank A Hero table with crayons and paper where children can create their own thank you cards.)
The D.A.’s Office will provide fingerprinting for children of all ages. The fingerprints will be sent home with the parents. (No records of the visit are maintained.)
Several agencies will be in attendance: El Paso County Sheriff’s Office with Patches the Robot, Colorado Springs Utilities will provide fascinating demonstrations on how to stay safe in the event of various emergencies. Children can meet Colorado Springs Firefighters and a Wildland Fire Team and check out a Fire Engine and Brush Truck.
An impressive, interactive educational tool — the E-911 Safety Trailer – will offer children an unforgettable hands-on learning experience.
Colorado Springs Police Department will send McGruff The Crime Dog. (He’ll join Louie the Lightning Bug and Sniffasaurus from Colorado Springs Utilities.)
There will be goodie bags and giveaways galore – including gift cards from McDonalds, good for Free Happy Meals or Extra Value Meals. (while they last!)
Colorado Springs Fire Department will provide free blood pressure checks.
It’s a Safety Fair like no other and a chance for everyone to offer a much deserved thank you to the heroes in our community. See you Friday!
For more information, call Lee Richards at 520-6084.