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Sanford Celebrates Safe Communities

Sanford Community Police Officers are connecting with East End residents to make a safer neighborhood for residents living there.

Start Date: October 1, 2008
City, State: Sanford, ME
Intended audience(s):
Children, Community volunteers, Homeowner or neighborhood associations, Local news media, Parents, Representatives of public safety agencies besides law enforcement (fire, emergency services, emergency planning/management), Senior citizens, Teens, Watch groups (Block, Neighborhood, Business)

The Sanford Police and Fire Departments, along with Strategies for a Stronger Sanford and Safe Schools Healthy Students, will be co-sponsoring a Safe Communities celebration. This event will showcase what first responders can provide our community in times of emergency. Several agencies in the area will provide demonstrations, such as a local police K-9 demonstration. Sanford Fire Department will provide a demonstration of a vehicle extrication and bring along the “smoke house, a hands-on educational tool that simulates getting out of a burning building. We will also fingerprint children, recruit for our Neighborhood Watch, and provide both police- and fire-related safety displays. Sanford Fire Department will be there showcasing their services and equipment. 

Vendors throughout the community will be on hand to share informative materials and prizes.  Attendees will have access to crime prevention information and ways they can volunteer in their community.

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. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about Sanford’s first responders and have positive interaction with the men and women who serve their community. 

The event is free and will be located at Carpentier Park on High St. in Sanford. Members of Strategies for a Stronger Sanford will be on hand to give tours of the newly renovated Carpentier Community building.