Fishers, IN – Safety practices relate to a variety of topics, and this September, Fishers Fire & Emergency Services and St. Vincent Fishers will unite to help families of all ages improve their safety practices. Safety Day 2017 returns to the St. Vincent Fishers’ parking lot on Saturday, September 9th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is free for the community to attend. This year, the event will focus on injury prevention through a variety of informational booths and live demonstrations.
“Here at St. Vincent Fishers we are honored to be hosting Safety Day for our wonderful Fishers community,” explained Gary Fammartino, President of St. Vincent Fishers and Southern Region. “We have hosted this community event in collaboration with Fishers Fire and Emergency Services for several years. Our relationships with this organization and our community members are important for our continued growth and success. We hope that this year’s event will be the largest one yet.”
Along with safety tips, the event includes samples from many restaurants located near Exit 210, during the Taste of 210. Various community organizations will also set up booths throughout the event with activities, information, and tips on staying safe in the community. Community partners include:
- Fishers, state and county police agencies,
- The Department of Natural Resources,
- The United States Army, Marine Corp. and National Guard, Navy and Air Force, and
- Representatives from the World Drone Organization, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, local mental health organizations, and various hospital units from within St. Vincent Fishers.
While Safety Day is meant to be engaging and entertaining for guests, it also serves an important function in education residents, of all ages, on how to stay safe within Fishers. Vendors will have information available for residents to take during the event that can be used to improve safety practices around the house, during extracurricular activities, and beyond.
“For over 20 years, the annual Fishers’ Safety Day has served the community by providing free, relevant messaging and experiences in an effort to keep families and visitors protected,” stated Fishers Fire & Emergency’s Chief, Steve Orusa. “Our partnership with St. Vincent Fishers has resulted in a safer and healthier Fishers.”
Details about Safety Day are available online, and include details about participating vendors, live demonstrations and more. Visit www.Fishers.in.us/SafetyDay
to learn more or follow Fishers, Indiana Government on Facebook where information will be shared leading up to the event.
About Fishers Fire & Emergency Services
Established in 1955, Fishers Fire Department covers nearly 56 square miles of residential, commercial and light industrial buildings located strategically amongst many indoor and outdoor amenities that attracts a diverse and well educated population. The department currently has over 136 full-time personnel, and a civilian office staff assist with record-keeping and other administrative functions. There are three shifts, each operating for 24 hours at a time. Each shift consists of a Battalion Chief, station officers with ranks of Captain or Lieutenant, and Firefighters with EMT or Paramedic training. These firefighters staff our six stations. All firefighters meet or exceed minimum training requirements based on the Indiana Firefighter Certification Program and the National Fire Protection Agency Professional Standards. The department is currently operating six fire stations, with a seventh station at IU hospital staffed with an ambulance only. Fire stations are located strategically to provide the fastest, safest possible response time for the areas they serve. Learn more at www.Fishers.in.us/Fire.
About St. Vincent
In Indiana, Ascension’s St. Vincent operates 20 hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices and clinics that cover a 57-county area and employ more than 15,000 associates. Across the state, St. Vincent provided more than $266 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Indiana for 136 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.stvincent.org.