The Corona Fire Department and the Corona Police Department invite you to attend our annual Public Safety Day on October 6, 2012. Come and join us for a day of fun, education, and excitement for the entire family.
This free event is family friendly and will feature face painting, train rides, and information booths on many public safety related topics. Emergency response vehicles from Corona Police and Fire will be on display, as well as demonstrations of our police K-9 team and firefighters demonstrating with the “jaws of life.” Get ready to enjoy meeting the police department’s equestrian mounted detail, Dispatch 911 & Red E. Fox, as well as participate in safety finger printing for children with McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky the Fire Dog interacting with the children. Other City Departments and agencies will also have information on safety such as Corona Public Works, Department of Water and Power, Southern California Edison and more. More surprises may include a battle of the badges remote control car race. Photo opportunities for you and your family with police and fire will also be on hand.
Public Safety Day kicks off National Fire Prevention Week (October 7-13) as a way to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Fire Prevention Week has been observed since 1922 during the week that encompasses the date of October 9. Although Chicago has the best-known fire on that date–the Peshtigo Fire in Wisconsin also started on that very same day. It was the most devastating forest fire in American History with 16 towns destroyed, 1,152 people killed, and 1.2 million acres burned. Fire Prevention Week is a commemoration of both an urban conflagration and a wildland fire.
It is important to have a home fire escape plan that prepares your family to think fast and get out quickly when the smoke alarm sounds. What if your first escape route is blocked by smoke or flames? That is why having two ways out should be a key part of your plan. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is: “Have 2 Ways Out,” it focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice.
Public Safety Day will have booths for children to practice Stop, Drop and Roll and a Fire Safety Trailer that simulates a house fire, safety practices, and teaches children how to evacuate.
The event will be Saturday October 6th, at the Crossings at Corona shopping center off of Cajalco Road and Interstate 15 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. [MAP]. Bring your family for a fun day of Corona public safety awareness!