Nevada County carnival geared toward teaching kids about health, safety and wildfire preparedness |

Nevada County carnival geared toward teaching kids about health, safety and wildfire preparedness

Gold Country Kiwanis, with the Fire Safe Council and Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, will be hosting the 16th Annual Children’s Health & Safety and Wildfire Preparedness Carnival from noon to 4 p.m. on May 4, according to a release.

This free event introduces children and young families to first responders; fire fighters, California Highway Patrol, sheriff and police officers, rescue, hospital, ambulance and helicopter services. Many local child-oriented organizations and agencies will provide helpful information. On site will be many types of emergency equipment with demonstrations of safety procedures.

The goals are to make children and their parents feel comfortable should emergency services be required and to provide assistance to prepare for wildfires. Child safety seat inspections and new seats, if required, will be provided by the CHP. A bicycle rodeo will be hosted by the Grass Valley Police Department with new safety helmets if requested. For adults, opportunities to experience “impaired driving” and a simulated test of emergency reactions will be available.

The Fire Safe Council will be hosting the community wildfire preparedness activities. There will be live burn demonstrations, Smokey Bear, firewise community exhibits, vegetation management contractors, and the American Red Cross, plus lots of resources to make your home and property safer from wildfire.

Attractions include a free barbecue lunch, fresh fruit, juices, chips, popcorn and snow cones. Children will be entertained with balloon animals created by a clown, a jump house and giant slide, participation in contests and music. New bicycles will be presented to winning participants.

Around 1,000 participants are expected to attend at the Rood Center, at 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City. Parking on site is available.

Call 530-271-0766 for more information.

Source: Gold Country Kiwanis

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