Moreno Valley Public Safety Expo Attracts Thousands
Approximately 2,000 attendees enjoyed a fun, interactive day at the 2015 Public Safety Expo with public safety personnel from several agencies on Saturday, March 21st. There was so much to see and do!
- The 9/11 Remembrance Project- a mobile museum dedicated to remind and educate the public of the events that occurred in New York on September 11, 2001. The mobile museum is an actual FDNY fire engine that responded to the tragic attacks
- Tours of the Emergency Operations Center and Citywide Camera Operations with live camera feeds gave folks a real time view of the action happening on our streets and in our parks
- Several vehicle and informational displays including: fire trucks and a ladder truck; multiple police units such as helicopters, police cars, motorcycles, ATVs, the Mounted Posse, Dive Team, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and a popular display from the Animal Control unit complete with snakes!
- Many live demonstrations including two actual car-cuttings by the Fire Department showing folks how victims are rescued from cars, fire suppression demonstrations taught attendees how to properly extinguish a fire, the K-9 Unit demonstrated how man's best friend can help take down criminals, and,the SWAT and Hazardous Device Team with robotics gave attendees a look at the equipment they use and why.
- Participation by units from March Air Reserve Base including the Fire Crash Truck and a Humvee accompanied by MARB security forces complete with battle gear allowed participants to handle equipment
- Smokey the Bear, Sparky the Fire Dog, and McGruff the Crime Dog were all there to share messages about safety with children.
With music, balloons, candy and other giveaways for both kids and adults, the day was great fun. Mark your calendar for the 2016 Public Safety Expo- April 2, 2016.