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Greenfield First Responders to Present Community Safety Day on June 2

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Police Department and Fire Department welcome families for Community Safety Day on Sunday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Greenfield Middle School. This time-honored tradition, organized by Greenfield Recreation, showcases the critical work of the city’s first responders and reinforces important safety tips community members can follow.

“Community Safety Day is always a highlight on our calendar,” Greenfield Fire Chief Robert Strahan said. “We look forward to showcasing our department’s work to preserve the city’s public safety.”

Greenfield Police Chief Todd Dodge added that “the Greenfield Police Department is thrilled to participate in Community Safety Day. We welcome the opportunity to connect with the community and emphasize important safety measures.”

Community Safety Day features a variety of safety-focused programs. Police officers and firefighters will demonstrate first-responder practices, such as climbing a fire truck ladder and evacuating a crashed car. The Greenfield Kiwanis Club will host a bike rodeo that includes the distribution of free bike helmets to cyclists. Greenfield Police Department K-9 Officer Frank will also be present to greet attendees.

Community Safety Day reinforces important public-health information. Certified technicians will be on location to ensure the correct placement of children’s passenger seats. In addition, informational areas will be present to amplify essential safety practices. Other attendees and offerings include the Greenfield Health Department, Massachusetts State Police, American Medical Response, pet first aid, the Greenfield Police Department Command Center, and K-9 demonstrations.