2012-09-26


Allegheny County to Host Fire Prevention Week Kick-Off and Health & Safety Fair at County Airport on Saturday, October 6

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Department of Emergency Services, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, and Allegheny County Airport Authority will host a Fire Prevention Week Kick-Off and Health & Safety Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, at the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin. The event is free and open to the public.

“The Allegheny County Fire Prevention Week Kick-Off and Health & Safety Fair will feature demonstrations, activities and lots of great information to protect our neighborhoods and help make our families safer,” said Allegheny County Emergency Services Chief Alvin Henderson. “I encourage everyone to come out to the Allegheny County Airport on October 6 and enjoy a day of fun and learning.”

Demonstrations, events and activities will include:

  • Allegheny County 9-1-1 Mobile Training Unit education and giveaways
  • Allegheny County Emergency Services canine demonstrations, canine CPR, search & rescue dogs, and cadaver dogs
  • Allegheny County Juvenile Firesetters Intervention Team fire education and giveaways
  • Allegheny County Police talking police car and child digital fingerprinting
  • Allegheny County Fire Marshal’s accelerant detection dog, Coal, and new accelerant puppy-in-training, Diesel
  • Dravosburg Fire Department’s Sparky the Dog
  • EQT’s Freddie the Flame mascot
  • Face painting courtesy of Hope Worldwide
  • Monroeville Volunteer Fire Department Smoke House where people will practice exiting from a smoky house
  • Public safety equipment and apparatus displays from various agencies and municipalities
  • UPMC health screenings
  • West Mifflin Police Department child fingerprinting

Other participating agencies and organizations include:

  • Allegheny County Council
  • Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office
  • Allegheny County Medical Examiner Forensic Lab Division
  • Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office
  • American Red Cross
  • Baldwin Emergency Medical Services
  • Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • Public safety agencies from Dravosburg, Duquesne, Glassport and McKeesport
  • Salvation Army
  • West Mifflin Fire Department
  • West Penn Burn Center