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Safety Night Out At Washington's Eastside Park Wednesday

Last updated on Tuesday, October 1, 2013

(WASHINGTON) - Local emergency agencies from Daviess County are teaming up with utility providers to host the second Safety Night Out, set for 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Eastside Park.

The event will bring together agencies like the Washington Police Department, the Daviess County Sheriff's Department, Indiana State Police, state Conservation Officers, the Indiana National Guard, and Southwest Medical ambulance.

The Washington Times-Herald reports that the idea for the event, according to Washington Police Chief Mike Healy, is to keep a positive presence in the community.

Officers and their families will be there to meet with the public.

The event will include demonstrations by the city's K-9 officers and the Emergency Response Team.

The sheriff's department dive team will hold a demonstration at Baumert Lake. Also, children can bring their bicycles for registration and to take part in a kid's obstacle course.

Washington's fire department will bring its Kids Combat Challenge to the park. Fire Chief David Rhoads says the course is a kid-friendly obstacle course that lets them experience what firefighters do, including rescue.

Also participating will be representatives from Washington Municipal Utilities and Daviess-Martin REMC with electrical safety demonstrations. Some of the demonstrations will include electrical safety by showing what happens when a person gets too close to power lines, safely of course. The city will also have a bucket truck and a line truck for those to see up close.

The State Police will offer DNA registration and there will also be a Drug Toss area for those who want to get rid of prescription and over-the-counter medications, syringes and inhalers.

There will be entertainment and food provided with treat bags for the kids.

For safety reasons, the back entrance to the park on N.E. 21st Street will be closed. For more information, contact city police at 254-4410.

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