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Posted on: December 21, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Public Safety Expo & Youth Safety Day

Kids can win a bike at the Safety Expo

Artesia's Public Safety Expo and Youth Safety Day is just around the corner. It's on February 20, from 10 am - 2 pm.

Get an up-close look at search and rescue trucks, SWAT vehicles, helicopters and other tools used by the personnel of the LA County Sheriff's and Fire Department.

Exciting public safety demonstrations will include K-9 officers, a bomb disposal robot, putting out fires, and the Jaws of Life, which uses hydraulic power to pry open metal so that firefighters can get into a vehicle and safety power to pry open metal so that firefighters can get into a vehicle and safely remove passengers who may be trapped inside or too injured to escape. The Expo will also have exhibits from many different organizations, like the Red Cross.

Youth Safety Day will feature thrilling freestyle BMX bike demonstrations by Team Soil meant to illustrate the importance of wearing safety gear.

Youth are eligible to enter a raffle to win bicycles, safety gear, and other awesome prizes by completing a bicycle safety course,visiting educational displays, watching demonstrations, and receiving a stamp in their Safety Passport at each stop along the way.

In conjunction with World Spay Day, LA County Animal Control is hosting a pet adoption event and a low-cost pet vaccination clinic.

For additional information on City of Artesia events, please call the Parks & Recreation Department at (562) 860-3361.

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