Carmel Public Safety Day connects residents, first responders

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CPD Swat Team officer Ben Fisher with CPD K-9 Wazir at the 2016 Carmel Public Safety Day. (Submitted photo)

By Heather Collins

Carmel residents will have an opportunity for an up-close look at the people and equipment that keep the community safe during Carmel Public Safety Day, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16 in the parking lot at St. Vincent Carmel Hospital.

The event will feature a big wheel race, a K-9 demonstration by the Carmel Police Dept., a family water balloon toss and a CPR demonstration by St. Vincent Carmel Hospital. Food will be served all day. The event will conclude with a grand prize drawing.

CFD firefighter Tim Griffin said Carmel Public Safety Day is an important community event for many reasons.

“One, it allows the public a chance to get a close-up look at the equipment and techniques we use in public safety,” Griffin said. “And two, it’s a great way for us to be able really to talk with the public and answer questions they may have.”

The family-friendly event will feature demonstrations from CPD and CFD, including a SWAT rappelling demo and car extrication.

“This is a great event to bring your family to,” Griffin said. “There are so many great booths and fire, police and military apparatus.”

During the event, the community can learn more about local public safety agencies, household hazardous waste, personal and water safety, health and wellness awareness, public safety helicopters, disaster preparedness and bicycle and pedestrian safety.

Car seat safety checks will be available from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m.

For more, visit carmelfd.com. St. Vincent Carmel is located at 13500 N. Meridian St.

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