Created 16-Apr-13
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Leon County Emergency Medical Services (LCEMS) hosted its Fourth Annual Family Safety Fair at Flightline Group at Compass Pointe, 3232 Capital Circle SW, at the Tallahassee Regional Airport, on Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This fun-filled family event featured free educational exhibits to promote safety awareness. Through interactive activities, EMS educated children and families on bicycle safety with a bicycle rodeo, a bike helmet giveaway, first aid and CPR.
During a child safety seat check point, parents and guardians had car seats inspected and received hands-on instruction from an EMS certified car-seat technician.

Citizens also enjoyed presentations and activities such as ambulance show-n-tells, child ID, law enforcement SWAT vehicles, K-9 dogs, fire trucks, helicopters, a burn house, motorcycle simulator, distracted driving goggles, buckle-up vehicle, hunting safety, boating safety and Be the Match Registry.

There was also face painting, balloon animals, a dunking booth and an appearance by Leon Lifesaver – a small robotic ambulance that teaches children about 9-1-1 use and stranger danger.

The Safety Fair was held in conjunction with Honor Flight Tallahassee’s fundraiser Race the Runway – a 5K or 1M run to benefit Honor Flight’s mission to send North Florida and South Georgia veterans to Washington D.C. to visit memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices. Race the Runway started at 8 a.m. To find out more regarding Race the Runway see www.RacetheRunway5K.com .

Photos by: Victoria Connell

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