By Debby Teich
When most Davie residents have an emergency, they call the Davie Police Department or Fire Rescue for help. On January 27, they will have an opportunity to meet and learn more about some of the people who serve them at the Town of Davie Police and Fire Expo. The annual event will be held at the Public Safety Complex, from 10am to 2pm.
“The Fire and Police Expo gives the community a chance to interact with the Davie Police and Fire Rescue personnel, and an opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes at the Police and Fire Departments,” said Leona Henry, Town of Davie Public Relations Coordinator. “Davie residents and the community will have an opportunity to participate in various activities, and enjoy the displays and demonstrations. We hope everyone enjoys themselves and has a good time.”
Throughout the day, visitors will enjoy several demonstrations from Davie’s Fire and Police Department, including: a helicopter, Dive Team, Vehicle Extrication Drill, K-9, SWAT, Police Motorcycle Unit, and Rappelling. They can explore the fire engines, rescue trucks, SWAT trucks, community response vehicles, the smoke trailer, the Crime Scene Unit, and other activities. They can visit with Sparky the Fire Dog and McGruff the Crime Dog. Children will also have the opportunity to try on some of the gear.
Local and state agencies will have tables and booths set up with information about Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), child fingerprinting, drowning prevention, Davie Crime Watch, and more.
George Kovacs plans to attend for the fifth time with his three young children. “My kids love visiting with the police officers and fire personnel,” said Kovacs. “They also love all of the demonstrations and trying on the gear. We are all excited for this year’s event.”
The Public Safety Complex is located at 1230 South Nob Hill Road. For information, visit www.davie-fl.gov.