Event teaches all aspects of safety


By Jessica Hoover

Fishers Fire & Emergency Services and St. Vincent Fishers Hospital are partnering for Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7 at St. Vincent. A free event, Safety Day will feature demonstrations and nearly 100 booths focusing on all aspects of safety.

“We just want to provide a stage where we can give as much information on how to live life as safely as we possibly can,” Fishers Fire Dept. Capt. John Mehling said.

Hamilton Southeastern Intermediate/Junior High and Fall Creek Junior High choirs will perform the national anthem, followed by a performance by Fishers Junior High School Strings. A St. Vincent StatFlight helicopter also will make an appearance.

Safety demonstrations will be conducted every 30 minutes throughout the event. Demonstrations include vehicle extrication, CPR, self-defense and changing a tire, among others. Safety Day booths will feature topics on kitchen safety, sports safety, drone safety, car and motorcycle safety, what to do in case of a fire, how to eat healthy, how to stop bleeding, mental health, dental health and mail fraud, among other topics.

“Most people don’t anticipate some of the dangers of everyday living because that’s not where their focus is. They’re focused on family life,” Mehling said. “This is just a great opportunity for us to partner up with St. Vincent Hospital and show some of the dangers that exist in everyday life that we just don’t consider. We don’t want to think about it most of the time, but in today’s world we really need to. After this event, you’re going to walk away very educated on how to approach life safely.”

Local restaurants will offer free food samples at the event. American Sign Language interpreters also will be on-site.

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