MPD celebrating 100th: Saturday, 11 a.m. at City Hall

The Martinez Police Department is inviting the public to join them in celebrating 100-years of keeping the community safe with a Safety Fair.

The 100th Anniversary Safety Fair Celebration will at Ignacio Plaza, in front of City Hall on Sept. 7, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Come to meet the officers, learn safety tips of all kinds, enjoy light refreshments, and the chance to win a raffle prize or a prize for being able to answer a spontaneous question about safety.

Police will be there to talk about community safety, PG&E will have acts about electrical and gas safety, ConFire will cover fire prevention techniques, the California Highway Patrol addresses driving safety tips, the Martinez Unified School District will have Back-to-School  safety information, and East Bay Regional Parks has been invited to provide safe practices in nature.

There may be other safety information sources there, and according to Sgt. Fred Ferrer, local hardware stores have donated safe prices such as a fire extinguisher or a second-story fire escape ladder.

Ferrer will roam the party to quiz the guests with a safety question chosen from one of the public safety tables at the Fair. The right answer will make that person the winner of one of the donated prizes.

This is a great opportunity to heighten safety awareness for kids, and it is never too late for an adult to get to know local police and learn something new.

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