Community Health & Safety Expo coming to the Schwartz Center June 27

Posted June 22, 2015 at 2:37 pm     Category: Emergency Management and 911Environmental ManagementFinanceFire ServicesHealthNews ReleaseSheriff

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County’s largest community health and safety event of the year will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Schwartz Center on the downtown campus of Cape Fear Community College. The third annual Community Health & Safety Expo will provide a variety of information and demonstrations focusing on safety both in and beyond the home.

Sponsored by New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington, numerous vendors and organizations will be on hand to demonstrate emergency response equipment and provide free information on a wide variety of health, safety and preparedness topics.  Prizes will be awarded for successfully answering safety questions at select booths.

Some of this years exhibits include:

Personal Health, Safety & Identity Protection

  • Home and auto safety tips
  • Heat stroke awareness/hands only CPR
  • Rip current awareness and boating safety
  • Domestic violence information
  • Document shredding (limit 5 boxes per person)
  • Public Hemorrhage Control
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • HIV/Hepatitis C screening
  • Venom Safety
  • Wellness demonstrations
  • Boating Safety

Severe Weather Preparedness

  • Active tornado model
  • Hurricane preparedness
  • Severe weather safety information
  • Weather Radio Programming

Pet Safety

  • Health and welfare family pets
  • How to control the spread of rabies
  • Bite prevention tips
  • Hurricane preparedness for pets

Vehicle Displays & Demonstrations

  • Fire engines and extinguisher demonstration
  • Sheriff cruiser and motorcycles
  • Hands-on experience the simulated impairment goggles
  • Hot car demonstration

Environmental & Community Information

  • Recycling education
  • Household waste disposal and landfill information
  • Community development, park projects, and land

The FREE event is not only fun for all ages, but can help community members better prepare and protect their families from potential accidents and disasters. Food will be available for purchase from participating vendors.

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Release Contact:

Charles Smith
Emergency Management
Communications Coordinator
(910) 798-7446

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