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Participants Sought for Safety Day

Naugatuck emergency services and other civic organizations look to help residents be aware of the various resources available to them.

Naugatuck is hosting a Safety and Preparedness Day on Sept. 23, from noon until 4 p.m. at . The purpose of the safety fair is to help the citizens of Naugatuck to be safe, prepare for an emergency and be aware of the various resources available to them.

Naugatuck Deputy Fire Chief Ellen Murray said she's putting out the information now because she's looking for organizations that may like to participate. There is no charge to take part in the fair. Those who wish to participate must provide their own tables and chairs.

Organizers will raffle off a home generator and look for other raffle prizes. They are also looking for any forms of entertainment by people who would like to donate their services to help make this event a fun day.

A sampling of the participants so far include

  • The Naugatuck Police Department, which will organize awareness programs on bicycle safety, drug awareness and the Good Morning Naugatuck program, in which police officers or dispatchers check in on senior citizens.
  • The Naugatuck Fire Department will host fire safety training, emergency preparedness and information about CodeRed emergency notification system.
  • Naugatuck TRIAD will discuss its Yellow Dot program.
  • The High Rock Rifle Club will discuss gun safety.
  • The organization Jane Doe No More will discuss sexual assault awareness.

There will also be various discussions throughout the day about safety, including pet safety in case of an emergency, an electrical safety discussion by Connecticut Light & Power. And there will be a demonstration by LifeStar helicopter, a storm safety demonstration and a vehicle extrication demo by firefighters.

Anyone who has interest in participating should contact Deputy Chief Murray by Aug. 10, 2012, at emurray@naugatuck-ct.gov or by calling her at 203.720.7082.

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