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Manhattan Police and Fire Community Night

Local Safety Night at Village Park

Start Date: October 1, 2008
City, State: Manhattan, IL
Intended audience(s):
Business owners, Children, College or university student, staff, or faculty, Community volunteers, Homeowner or neighborhood associations, K-12 school faculty or administrators, Local elected officials, Local government agency officials (other than public safety), Local news media, Members of civic organizations, Military service members and their families, Parents, Representatives of public safety agencies besides law enforcement (fire, emergency services, emergency planning/management), Senior citizens, Teens, Watch groups (Block, Neighborhood, Business), Youth-serving organizations (B&G Clubs, YMCA, etc.)

The Manhattan Police and Fire Departments are cosponsoring the Manhattan Police and Fire Community Night. This event will showcase what each agency can provide our community in times of emergency. Several agencies in the area will provide demonstrations, such as a local SWAT Team and a local police K9. A medical helipcopter will land and be available for tours. The Manhattan Fire Department will also provide a demonstration of a vehicle extrication. We will also fingerprint children, recruit for our Neighborhood Watch, and provide both police- and fire-related safety displays. There will be a DUI simulation exercise using fatal vision goggles and a golf cart on a driving course. A nearby fire department is also providing a smoke trailer that will similate what it might be like for people in a fire. Our local 911 center has provided us with a 911 simulator phone so we can show children what they can expect should they need to call 911. There will also be a few games set up as well as face painting and a coloring table for young children with public safety-related coloring pages. The event will also allow the people of our community to meet our police officers and firefighters in a relaxed, informal setting.

The event will be free to the public.