September 10 2015

Back To School Safety Event, Opportunity for Kids to Explore Emergency Vehicles


Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, with help from members of the Burlington Police Department and other local departments, is hosting a “Back-to-School” education event for parents, caretakers and children. 


The event will be on Sunday, September 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 15 Commonwealth Avenue in Woburn. 


The Back-to-School Safety event will offer parents an opportunity to learn about issues affecting the health and safety of school-aged children, such as bullying, cyber safety, dating abuse and drugs and alcohol, a release states.  Resource booths for parents will be staffed by representatives of the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and other community organizations.  


Police officers from the Burlington, Wilmington and Woburn Police Departments will provide free car seat installations and checks for new and expectant parents as well as for grandparents and other caretakers.  The event will offer several activities for young children, including “Explore Emergency Vehicles,” a fun and educational activity where children can interact with law enforcement and other first responders and tour emergency vehicles. 


The fleet of vehicles at the event will include fire trucks, ambulances, police cruisers and motorcycles, S.W.A.T Rescue Vehicles, Military Police Vehicles and more.  Public safety demonstrations will be provided by the Wilmington State Police K-9 Unit, the Massachusetts State Police Mounted Unit, and the State Police Dive Team. Public safety representatives from local, state and federal agencies will participate in the event.

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