Free Required Back to School Immunizations at Annual Give Kids a Boost: Sun Valley Health and Safety Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2014
CONTACT: Katie Nannini, Immunize Nevada, (775) 762-2348
katie@immunizenevada.org
Melissa Krall, Safe Kids, (775) 858-5700 ext. 6227
mkrall@remsa-cr.com

Fire trucks, helicopters and free required school immunizations for children four through 18 years old are just a few of the exciting activities available to families from throughout Washoe County at the combined “Lights, Sirens, Safety” and “Give Kids a Boost” health and safety fair on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Sun Valley Neighborhood Center.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District are joining forces with REMSA, Immunize Nevada, Safe Kids Washoe County, Virginia Palmer Elementary School, Rotary Club of Reno Sunrise, the Sun Valley Resource Center and a number of other community resource agencies to provide a free, three-hour event, filled with fun and information aimed at helping kids grow up safe and healthy.  

Prevention is the key to keeping your families safe and this free event helps residents of all ages learn more about the tools and resources available in Washoe County to create a safer environment at home and at work.

WHAT:         Give Kids a Boost/Lights, Sirens, Safety Family Health and Safety Fair

WHERE:       Sun Valley Neighborhood Center, 115 West 6th Ave., Sun Valley

WHEN:         Saturday, June 7, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

COST:          Free

“Lights, Sirens, Safety” provides hands-on information about a variety of crime prevention and personal safety topics. Safety fair visitors may take part in interactive demonstrations and equipment exhibits, featuring the RAVEN Helicopter, firefighting apparatus, Careflight, K-9s, Motor Units, Washoe County Sheriff’s Reserves, the Sheriff’s Mobile Auxiliary Response Team (S.M.A.R.T.), the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), AlertID/Neighborhood Watch, and the Emergency Services Dispatch Center.

For more information about Give Kids a Boost, visit Immunize Nevada online at immunizenevada.org or www.safekidswc.com/v2/

Contact Katie Nannini with Immunize Nevada at (775) 762-2348 or katie@immunizenevada.org, or Melissa Krall, Safe Kids, (775) 858-5700 ext. 6227, mkrall@remsa-cr.com for more information.