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Release date: IMMEDIATELY
Date: April 27, 2004
Contact: Jennifer Reynolds, Media Specialist ~ (909) 798-5048 ~
Mark Crosby, Security Supervisor ~ (909) 307-2669 ext. 223 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.

Event Date: Saturday May 8
Event Place: Redlands, CA

Lights, Sirens, Safety! at the County Museum

On Saturday, May 8 , the parking lot at the San Bernardino County Museum will be filled with fire engines, ambulances, police cars, even dogcatchers. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the museum invites visitors to meet the people who work to make things safe for all of us. The event is offered at no charge.

"Lights, Sirens, Safety" is a special event that offers people a chance to see equipment and meet professional firefighters, police officers, paramedics, animal control officers, search and rescue volunteers, and others who help keep our communities great places to live and play. Participating agencies include the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Cave Rescue and Search Dog Teams, the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the Redlands Fire Department, the Redlands Police Department and the Citizen Volunteer Patrol, Redlands Animal Control, American Medical Response, the California Highway Patrol, the U.S. Forest Service, the California Department of Fish and Game, the San Bernardino County Probation Department, the American Red Cross, the San Bernardino City Unified School District Police, and Metrolink. Drinking water for the event has been donated by Sparkletts and Burtec Waste Industries contributed trash collection boxes. The presence of specific agencies is subject to availability in case of emergency.

"Museum security is concerned with the well-being of our visitors," explained Mark Crosby, museum security chief. "We've organized "Lights, Sirens, Safety" in cooperation with many other safety agencies to let people know about these vital services in an informal and enjoyable atmosphere. From kids to seniors, it's important to understand how safety agencies can work with us, and what we can do ourselves to help keep our communities safe."

There is no fee to participate in "Lights, Sirens, and Safety." Regular fees will be charged for admission to the museum and its special exhibits, including "Hopi Katsinas," "Outdoor Adventures," and "Unearthed: fossils in the museum collections." For more information, call the museum at (909) 307-2669 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462. or visit The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands.

Kamelyta Plimley, Marketing Assistant
San Bernardino County Museum
2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands, CA 92374
Tel (909) 798-9829 Fax (909) 748-7763



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