|Date Issued:||Jul 20, 2012 - 8:55am|
"Zombies Invasion" Safety Fair in Red Rock this Saturday
Citizen Corps Program Coordinator
Zombies are set to invade the sleepy community of Red Rock this Saturday. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Corps Program is partnering with the Red Rock Volunteer Fire Department to promote disaster preparedness at the “Zombie Invasion and Safety Fair” from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2012.
“The theme of a Zombie invasion plays off the CDC’s ‘Zombie Pandemic’ ad campaign promoting emergency preparedness,” said Sandy McGill, Team Leader for the Sheriff's Red Rock Community Emergency Response Team.
“Red Rock is a one of many very remote communities here in northern
In addition to providing information on emergency preparedness, this year’s Zombie invasion includes the Red Rock Volunteer Fire Department’s annual B.B.Q., a popular fundraiser with the locals, as well as a silent auction and raffle.
Date: Saturday, July 21, 2012
Time: 10 AM – 4 PM
Place: Red Rock Volunteer Fire Department
Events: Free Child I.D. (fingerprints, photos, dental impressions), utility emergency shut-off training and fire extinguisher training; Red Rock Volunteer Fire Department’s annual B.B.Q.
“We'll have plenty of activities for families, games for the kids, and a wealth of information on how to be prepared for and respond to disasters that frequent our region,” McGill said.
Anyone who successfully completes the event’s fire extinguisher training will be eligible for the ‘Disaster Preparedness Bucket’ drawing – the bucket provides food and other emergency supplies to sustain two people for six days.
For more information about this Saturday’s Zombie Invasion & Safety Fair, please log on to the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) web site at www.wcsovolunteer.org
For more information about the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Corps programs please contact Betsy Hambleton at (775) 325-6927 or Derek Russell at (775) 325-6928.
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 25th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process, traditional street patrols and Regional Animal Services.