The 3rd Annual Kids Safety Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Lions Club Park in Rolla, MO.
Kids Safety Day is a chance for families to learn safety tips, meet first responders, get an up-close look at emergency vehicles and aircraft, and enjoy a fun day together.
“This event is not just for kids to learn ways to be safe and have fun, but it’s for the entire family,” says Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC) Director of Ambulance Services Ray Massey. “This is an opportunity to see how first responders and other safety organizations help the community.”
During Kids Safety Day, attendees will receive safety information from various booths and displays, and visitors will be able to tour ambulances, fire trucks, police cars, helicopters and other emergency response vehicles.
The City of Rolla Fire and Rescue will once again offer car seat safety checks. The Missouri Department of Transportation also will have a bicycle safety course, and children are encouraged to bring their bikes and helmets.
The Smile Mobile will be on site, and information about newborn safety will be provided. Additionally, there will be a prescription drug drop box, where families can safely dispose of old prescription medications.
Representatives from the Missouri State Highway Patrol (including the Marine Operations Division), along with local police and fire departments and EMS crews will attend as will staff from PCRMC, Your Community Health Center and the Phelps/Maries County Health Department.
Other organizations taking part in this year’s event include Rolla Animal Control, Prevention Consultants, Poison Control, Rolla Police Explorers, Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) and more.
“The event keeps growing each year,” Massey says. “During last year’s event, we served over 800 kids.”
Free food and refreshments, including hot dogs, chips and water, will be available. Many organizations will have giveaways and drawings, too. The event will be held rain or shine.
Kids Safety Day is sponsored by the Phelps County Child Fatality Review Panel. The event is occurring around the start of EMS Week, which runs May 21-27, this year. EMS Week is celebrated nationwide and encourages EMS providers to help educate the community about safety.
Organizations wishing to participate in Kids Safety Day can contact Ray Massey at 573-578-5022.