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Family Safety Fair at Power Vista

by jmaloni
Thu, Jul 12th 2012 09:30 am

The New York Power Authority will hold a Family Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Power Vista, the visitors' center for the Niagara Power Project.

The event will feature safety information and presentations from various safety offices and exhibitors, including an exhibit that simulates the hazards of texting while driving, operated by the New York State Police. The first 300 children will receive a safety whistle. Other activities and exhibits include:

•Niagara Falls Fire Department Fire Safety House

•Niagara Falls Police Mobile Command Unit

•Children's bicycle safety rodeo with bicycle safety checks operated by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. (Children must bring their own bike and helmet)

•Car Seat Safety Checks by the Niagara Falls Police

•Demonstrations by the Lockport Police Department's K-9 Unit

•Niagara County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol

•Boater Safety with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

•Child Safety Identification Cards, New York State Police

Free trolley service between the Gorge Discovery Center and the Power Vista will be provided in cooperation with the State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Various safety presentations will be held in the Power Vista classroom throughout the day:

•10:30 a.m. - Preparing a household emergency plan, Border Community SERVICES (Special Emergency Response Volunteer Initiative for Community Empowerment) at Niagara University

•12:30 p.m. - Computer/Cyber Safety, Niagara Falls Police

•1:30 p.m. - Electrical Safety and hair-raising experiences, NYPA

•2:30 p.m. - Border safety, U.S. Border Patrol.

•3:30 p.m. - Park and Outdoor Safety, New York State Park Police

Parking and admission at the Power Vista is always free. For more information, call 716-286-6661 or email [email protected].

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