Thursday, September 30, 2004

2 area fire departments to present safety fairs

The Enquirer

Safety is the highlight this weekend as two Hamilton County fire departments sponsor safety fairs in their communities.

On Saturday, the Deer Park-Silverton Joint Fire District will hold its annual safety day from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at the Deer Park Community Center at 7640 Plainfield Road.

The event will feature demonstrations and displays, including fire and police vehicles, an auto-extrication demonstration and the Air Care medical helicopter. There will also be fire extinguisher training for adults and a safe house for the children.

The event is in conjunction with the Deer Park Pumpkinfest, which will include games, rides, food, a haunted hayride and a best-costume contest.

Both events run the same hours.

On Sunday, the Colerain Township Department of Fire and EMS will host its annual fire exposition in the southeast corner parking lot of Northgate Mall. Opening ceremonies begin at noon and the event will run until 3 p.m.

It is billed as one of the largest collections of firetrucks, police and specialty rescue vehicles in the area. Several public safety agencies will be on hand to display their equipment and provide safety information.

Activities for the children include a junior challenge where kids can perform many activities of firefighters, including spraying water from a fire hose.

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