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Food, games, rescue demonstration and more at Safety Fair Oct. 9 at Mullis Street Fire Station

Food, games, a coloring contest, a rescue demonstration, and lots of fun are on the agenda at the Safety Fair on Saturday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mullis Street Fire Station. - Ron Garner
Food, games, a coloring contest, a rescue demonstration, and lots of fun are on the agenda at the Safety Fair on Saturday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mullis Street Fire Station.
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Food, games, a coloring contest, a rescue demonstration, and lots of fun are on the agenda at the Safety Fair on Saturday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mullis Street Fire Station.

Participating agencies include the Friday Harbor Fire Department, the San Juan Island Fire Department, San Juan Emergency Medical Services, the Sheriff’s Office, the Fire Marshal, the Red Cross, Firewise, San Juan County Health Department and the San Juan Ham Radio Operators.

Children's games include a bean bag toss, 911 Twister, shooting flames with a real fire hose, a Treasure Hunt and more.

A rescue demonstration will be held at noon. Emergency workers will show how they operate at the scene of a motor vehicle accident. They will use the Jaws-of-Life to cut up a vehicle and will show how efficient a child safety seat is in protecting a child in an accident. EMS will also provide information about child safety seats and will make arrangements to check anyone’s car seat.

The Friday Harbor Fire Department will have its ladder truck there and will talk about its importance in firefighting on the island.

Children will able to sit in the fire engines, dress in firefighter gear and tour the fire station. McGruff the Crime Dog will be there.

There will also be a coloring contest, with prizes for children preschool age through grade 5. Entries must be turned in by 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Mullis Street station.

Red Cross workers will cook you a hot dog of choice – beef, turkey or tofu. Other free goodies include chips, cookies, soda pop and juices.

The Safety Fair is held during Fire Prevention Week as a reminder to people about fire safety, in addition to safety and emergency preparedness in general. The 2010 Fire Prevention Week theme this year is “Beep! Beep! Beep! Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With.” Families are asked to develop a home escape plan and practice it regularly.

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