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Posted on: August 28, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Second Annual Safety Day set for Saturday, Sept. 8

Safety Day 2018

August 27, 2018

Second Annual Public Safety Day set for September 8

SACHSE (August 27, 2018) Sachse residents are invited to the Second Annual Public Safety Day, where police and fire personnel, along with some civilian agencies, will gather to present information on how attendees can keep themselves and their families safe and secure.

The City of Sachse’s Second Annual Public Safety Day is set for Saturday, Sept. 8 starting at 10 a.m. and continuing until 2 p.m. on the grounds of the municipal complex, 3815 Sachse Road.  Parking is available in the parking areas along the City Hall driveway. 

“This is our second year presenting these topics,” says Police Sgt. James Wills.  “People have been very vocal in expressing their appreciation for the event, and we are extremely pleased to put it on.  Personnel from the Police Department and the Fire Department, along with CERT volunteers, staff from the Animal Shelter, the Volunteers in Police Service, and many external agencies will be ready to share information and answer questions.  We are as excited in presenting the event as the participants are in attending it.”

Planners have invited police agencies from the surrounding area to set up booths and demonstrations, in an effort to provide the highest amount of related information to residents.  While the emphasis is on safety and security, there will also be fun and entertaining activities for kids and adults.

Among the most eye-catching events is the apartment fire demonstration in which a pre-fabricated room is set ablaze under the watchful eye of firefighters.  The speed with which flammable material in the apartment is engulfed in flames is both impressive and instructional.

As part of the demonstration, a second apartment, furnished exactly as the first, is set alight with a starter flame.  In this case, however, the apartment is outfitted with a sprinkler system.  As soon as the heat rises, the sprinklers are activated, and the fire is suppressed.

“The fire demonstration is among our most visual,” said Wills.  “It really sends a message about how little time we have to get out during a fire.  While the demonstration highlights the value of sprinklers, we partner with the Fire Department in promoting smoke detectors and other fire alarms in order to save lives.”

Another favorite is the police motorcycle demonstration, wherein police officers go through a practiced obstacle course to demonstrate their agility with motorcycles, many weighing close to 1,000 pounds.    

                Vehicle and equipment displays, tours of the facilities, a helicopter landing and takeoff (weather permitting), a competitive blood drive between fire and police supporters, kid print and IDs, bounce house and other game and play attractions, and free hot dogs are all part of the event.

                “We have lots of fun meeting people, many for the first time, but our main goal, of course, is to share critical information on safety,” added Wills.  The event is free to attend and it encourages participants to prepare for the annual National Night Out, this year set for Tuesday, Oct. 2 throughout the City.

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