Members of Durham Regional Police, Whitby Fire, Durham EMS and Whitby Hydro were on hand for a day of fun at Whitby’s Community Safety Day. Hundreds of residents turned out as officers, firefighters and paramedics conducted demonstrations at the Whitby Fire Headquarters Sunday at 111 McKinney Drive.
More than 50 displays were set up outside to educate residents about safety in their community. Highlights of the day included DRPS Deputy Chief Scott Burns taking a turn in the dunk tank, K9 demonstrations and a fire simulation exercise. Student volunteers also hosted a barbeque and refreshments for everyone in attendence.
A raffle was held for a DRPS helicopter ride and marine-unit ride-along, as well as a silent auction. The little ones enjoyed bouncing castles, magicians, a teddy bear clinic and the chance to sit in a police cruiser and fire truck.
The annual initiative is aimed at bringing community members together for a day of family fun and safety education.
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Deputy Burns about to get dunked (JPG file, 131.2K bytes)
Residents check out the DRPS helicopter (JPG file, 106.4K bytes)
The little ones enjoy a police car bouncing castle (JPG file, 102.2K bytes)
Fire Services conducts a demonstration (JPG file, 110.7K bytes)