Community Safety Expo coming to Hugh MacRae Park; June 20

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County’s largest community safety event of the year will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2014 at Hugh MacRae Park in Wilmington. The third annual Community Safety Expo will provide a variety of information and demonstrations focusing on safety both in and beyond the home.

Sponsored by New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington, numerous vendors and organizations will be on hand to demonstrate emergency response equipment and provide free information on a wide variety of safety and preparedness topics. Prizes will be awarded for successfully answering safety questions at select booths and the Carolina Fire Crew will be singing and dancing their way through fire safety messages – a performance you don’t want to miss!

Some of this years exhibits include:

Personal Safety & Identity Protection

  • Home and auto safety tips
  • Heat stroke awareness/hands only CPR
  • Rip current awareness and boating safety
  • Domestic violence information
  • Document shredding (limit 5 boxes per person)

Severe Weather Preparedness

  • Active tornado model
  • Hurricane preparedness
  • Severe weather safety information
  • Question a meteorologist

Pet Safety

  • Health and welfare family pets
  • How to control the spread of rabies
  • Bite prevention tips
  • Hurricane preparedness for pets

Vehicle Displays & Demonstrations

  • Fire engines and extinguisher demonstration
  • Police motorcycles and the SABLE helicopter
  • Sheriff cruiser and motorcycles
  • Hands-on experience the simulated impairment goggles and the “Seat Belt Convincer”

Environmental & Community Information

  • Recycling education
  • Household waste disposal and landfill information
  • Community development, park projects, and land

The FREE event is not only fun for all ages, but can help community members better prepare and protect their families from potential accidents and disasters. Food will be available for purchase from participating vendors.

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Release Contact:

Charles Smith
Public Information Officer
(910) 798-7446

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