FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) If you're looking to do something fun and educational this weekend, the 5th Annual Allen County Safety Fair is taking place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jefferson Pointe, in the parking lot behind the cinema.
The event will cover everything from severe weather safety, to pet safety and even show kids how to get out of a burning building.
Organizers said the safety fair has more than doubled in size this year, and the list of participants is longer than ever with more than two dozen organizations including the following:
- Fort Wayne Fire Department Safety Village and fire truck
- Homeland Security booth
- Free food from Chick-fil-A & McAllister's Deli while supplies last
- Lutheran Hospital helicopter
- Safe Kids Coalition car seat safety checks
- Lutheran Mobile Intensive Care Unit ambulance
- fingerprint kits from Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance
- Woodburn Fire Dept. fire truck
- New Haven Fire Dept. Survive Alive trailer
- Indiana State Police golf cart course with goggles to emulate drunk driving
- 911 communications
- Three Rivers Ambulance
- Miss Fort Wayne Scholarship Program discusses Stranger Danger
- FWPD Bomb Unit bomb robot
- WANE TV Meteorologist Jesse Hawila with the FuryTracker 15 Vehicle
- St. Joe Burn Unit
- Animal Care & Control
- OrthoNortheast booth making "finger casts"
- YWCA discusses bullying
- Red Cross cpr instruction and mascot Blood Drop
- domestic abuse prevention
- Lutheran Adult Trauma Services
- new Lutheran Pediatric ER booth
- Servpro Mobile Command Center with free hot dogs and Home Emergency Kits
- Kids Kraft Korner
There will a mock natural disaster and other educational tools for people of all ages.
Organizers said this a great time to learn valuable, life-saving information and have a great time too.
"We'll have lots of give-aways this year," Servepro Marketing Manager Jenni Spitznagel said. "We'll have free hot dogs, Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches, McAllister is giving away cookies and drinks, and there's going to be lots of activities for the kids to do and take away with them as well. I think everyone will have a great time when they come out and join us this year."
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A rural Angola man faces six felony charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a 26-year-old woman.
A local family wants help in making sure their loved one's murderer stays in prison.
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There will be several holiday-themed events this weekend in the Fort Wayne area, including Christmas displays, children’s parties, visits from Santa Claus, and more.