Summer Safety Fest is this Friday, June 14 from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at Porter’s
This free, family-focused event is designed for children of all ages, and
will feature interactive activities and demonstrations led by Porter Police
and Porter Fire Search & Rescue.
Back by popular demand are Harley, the Porter Fire, Search & Rescue dog and
Kilo, the Porter Police dog. Both will provide demonstrations throughout the
Other interactive activities include a smoke house, a search and rescue
diver in a dive tank, ‘Ready, Aim, Put Out the Fire,’ and free face
painting. The police will be providing Children's Finger Printing & ID Cards
and an exhibit of illicit drug samples to help kids 'D.A.R.E. to say NO!'
Or, try to dunk a police officer in the dunk tank!
New partners and activities include ‘Stranger Danger’ presented by James
O’Connor Martial Arts, tours of ambulances and tactical emergency response
vehicles provided by Superior Ambulance and Prompt Ambulance and ‘Be the
Exception’ presented by Positive Approach to Teen Health (PATH), an
interactive program promoting positive self-esteem and an anti-bullying
These special 'Be the Exception' interactive sessions are designed to be age
appropriate and parents are strongly encouraged to attend. The first session
is designed for children 5-8 years of age and will run from 6:00-6:30 p.m.
The second session is for children 9-12 years of age and will run from
6:45-7:15 p.m. The last session is for t'weens 13-15 years of age and will
run from 7:30-8:00 p.m. 'Be the Exception' sessions will be held in the
The always popular ‘Jaws of Life’ car extrication will be the evening
Dinner or snacks can be purchased on-site from Dori’s Food Stuff featuring
sandwiches, fries and Elephant Ears.
Summer Safety Fest is co-chaired by Sophia Keating and Eric Ailes, both age
11, and is generously sponsored by TSL Refrigeration and the Town of Porter.
For additional information please contact Brian Bugajski, Director of Parks
at 921-1687 or email@example.com. Visit and ‘like’ the parks on
Facebook for future invitations,