July 31 2018

Burlington Police and Fire to Hold Community Safety Night

By: Robert Parris

Remember, safety first!

The Burlington Police and Fire Departments will be having their annual Community Safety Night on 3rd Ave again this year.

Community Safety Night is a fun and educational way for local law enforcement to show children and their families a way to explore safety vehicles, meet officers and first responders.

During last year’s event, BNEWS had a chance to speak with Detective Jim Tigges about all the wide variety of activities the event has to offer.  

“There’s just so much here to see, police cars, fire trucks, ambulances… everything” Detective Jim Tigges said. “It’s a big safety event, not just public safety, its community safety, and that’s the whole theme of this event, community safety.”

Residents will get a chance to explore different equipment used in local law enforcement in a fun and safe atmosphere.

“This is a great opportunity for the community to come down and see public safety, police, fire and EMS in a different light.” Lieutenant Mark Saia said. “A lot of the times when they see us it’s in a stressful environment and it’s an emergency. In this event people can have some fun and learn all about us in a different light.”

Community Safety Night will be held on Wednesday, August 8 from 5 to 7:30 pm at Wegmans and 3rd Ave. Everyone is welcome to the event and the event is free. Wegmans will also provide free hotdogs for attendees. Live musing will also be performed during the event.

"We hope to see a large turnout and I look forward to speaking with many of the residents that I have not had the opportunity to meet before," Fire Chief Yetman said. "We have been looking forward to this event for months and it's going to be a great summer night out."

 For more information about the event call the police department at 781-272-1212.


You can also check out the BNEWS Special here.


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