Fire trucks, helicopters and free required school immunizations for children four through 18-years-old are just a few of the exciting activities available to families from throughout Washoe County at the combined “Lights, Sirens, Safety” and “Give Kids a Boost” health and safety fair on Saturday, June 7, at the Sun Valley Neighborhood Center.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District are joining forces with REMSA, Immunize Nevada, Safe Kids Washoe County, Virginia Palmer Elementary School, Rotary Club of Reno Sunrise, the Sun Valley Resource Center and a number of other community resource agencies to provide a free, three-hour event, filled with fun and information aimed at helping kids grow up safe and healthy.
Prevention is the key to keeping your families safe and this free event helps residents of all ages learn more about the tools and resources available in Washoe County to create a safer environment at home and at work.
The “Give Kids a Boost/Lights, Sirens, Safety Family Health and Safety Fair” is at the Sun Valley Neighborhood Center, 115 West 6th Avenue, in Sun Valley, Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free.
The event provides hands-on information about a variety of crime prevention and personal safety topics. Safety fair visitors may take part in interactive demonstrations and equipment exhibits, featuring the RAVEN Helicopter, firefighting apparatus, Careflight, K-9s, Motor Units, Washoe County Sheriff’s Reserves, the Sheriff’s Mobile Auxiliary Response Team (S.M.A.R.T.), the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), AlertID/Neighborhood Watch, and the Emergency Services Dispatch Center.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 25th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process, traditional street patrols and Regional Animal Services.
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.