Seaside’s firehouse and parking lot were busy with visitors Saturday morning for the city’s annual safety fair.
Division fire chief Chris Dugan and firefighters greeted visitors of all ages for a demonstration of equipment, safety information and family fun. “Every year Safe Kids partners with all the agencies, Medix, Seaside Police, state police,” Dugan said. “All these agencies come together to promote safety in the community, everything from pedestrian safety to fire safety to poison safety to power. We even got Pacific Power with a display to talk about safety at power lines.”
The event happens once a year in Seaside, usually in May or June, he said, with a similar event held in the North County.
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Peyton Sims and Parker Conrad at the Safety Fair. Sims participated in the event in conjunction with her Pacifica Project at Seaside High School on the topic of underage drinking. The biggest problem, she said, is the availablility of alcohol to teens. “A lot of people stay in town, so when the 21-year-olds are in town, it’s easy to get it from your friends who graduated a few years ago.”
Brittany Nelson of Seaside Dispatch shares tips on what to do in case of poison. She distributed magnets with the number of the emergency poison help line.
Seaside firefighter Roy Dague shows visitors outdoor rescue equipment at the Safety Fair.
Justin Abbott of Providence Seaside’s “Healthy Smiles” program at the safety fair.
Jason Johnson of Tonquin Trading Co. and Anne McBride, Seaside’s emergency preparedness coordinator share information on emergency routes and kits for kids.
Max Savage from Seaside and Lindsey Wolfe from Gearhart prepare to take the annual lifeguard test
Jacob Daniels at the Safety Fair.
Division Chief Chris Dugan and visitors at the Seaside Safety Fair.