The Highland County Firefighters Association’s 20th annual Public Safety Day will be held this Sunday from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Hillsboro Kroger store on Harry Sauner Road.
The event is free and open to the public and will feature fire, life squad, law enforcement and other public safety vehicles, along with medical helicopters from MedFlight and Miami Valley Careflight, according to a press release.
Along with the Highland County fire departments and life squads, other agencies participating include Ohio State Highway Patrol, Leesburg Police Department, Ohio State Parks, Highland County Dog Pound, Buckeye Ambulance and Hillsboro City Schools.
All day activities include the Child Safety House, child fingerprinting, safety handouts, children being able to spray fire hoses, display of fire, EMS, police and public safety vehicles, along with displays of pictures from area department activities.
Additionally, the following demonstrations will be conducted:
• Live burn demonstrations at 12:15 and 12:45 p.m.
• Auto extrication demonstration at 1:15 p.m..
• Hillsboro Police K-9 demonstration at 2:10 p.m.
Concessions will be available (freewill donation) with proceeds going to the Firefighters Association to be used to purchase a power point projector and recording equipment for their training programs.
According to the press release, Highland County Firefighters Association Training and Events chairman Scott Miller said the association is “looking forward to hosting this 20th annual event for the community.” He said it had only been cancelled once due to weather. He thanked Kroger for sponsoring the event and providing their facilities for the past 17 years.
Association President Jeremy Cannon said that the association is celebrating 35 years of service to area departments. Along with public service events, the association provides free fire and EMS training opportunities to all member agencies, which include: Paint Creek, Highland North, Lynchburg, Southern Highland, Brush Creek Fire, Marshall Fire, Bainbridge, Brush Creek Life Squad, Fayetteville, Clinton-Highland, Peebles, and the Highland County Sherriff’s Office.
For more information about Public Safety Day, or the Highland County Firefighters Association, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 937-981-3394, extension 831 and leave a message.
-Information provided by Greg Grant.