Santa Rosa County Emergency Management wants to celebrate fall with the community by hosting a family-friendly Safety Festival on Thurs., Oct. 12 at 4499 Pine Forest Road, in Milton. The event starts at 4 p.m. and will feature:
- Free helmets with fitting
- Face painting
- Safety Tips
- Door prizes and giveaways
- CPR/AED and Basic First Aid mini-training
The community is invited to stop by to learn more about the Santa Rosa County Emergency Management Department and the emergency operations center's role during a disaster. In addition to the activities listed above, the following organizations will be participating:
- Santa Rosa County Animal Services
- Santa Rosa County Environmental
- Santa Rosa County Extension Office
- Santa Rosa County Library Servies
- Santa Rosa County Public Works Big Equipment Display
- Santa Rosa County Veteran Services
- RideOn Commuter Services
- First Responder Agencies
- RSVP of Santa Rosa County
- 211 Northwest Florida
- Santa Rosa Kids House
"We try to host an annual event where we invite our community to join us at the Emergency Operation Center, to learn more about what your Santa Rosa County Emergency Management team does before, during and after a disaster," said Tom Lloyd, Public Safety Director for Santa Rosa County. "We want to show our commitment to excellence in serving our community by connecting with great local organizations and helping your family prepare for disasters."
Santa Rosa County Emergency Management has also invited other county departments and community organizations to highlight services and opportunities available to the community. The Big Red Bus, with OneBlood, will also be onsite taking life-saving donations.
Santa Rosa County Emergency Management is responsible for the development, implementation and management of county-wide disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. It's responsible for the county's all-hazard comprehensive emergency plan and coordinates the activities for the county's emergency operations center.