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Everyday public safety personnel provide assistance to those in need, transport people to the hospital, rescue individuals from a fire or natural disaster, provide a sense of safety to families or young children, and the list goes on.

Policeman, fireman, military personnel, sheriffs, EMS workers, 911 dispatchers and other ‚??blue‚?Ě officials are truly ‚??everyday heroes‚?Ě in Lackawanna County and nationwide.

To recognize the work that they do and to acquaint area residents with the public safety equipment and services available to them, the Lackawanna County Commissioners are sponsoring the second annual ‚??Heroes Day‚?Ě on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 911 Center, Valley View Drive, Jessup.

According to Commissioners Corey D. O‚??Brien, Jim Wansacz and Patrick M. O‚??Malley, this tribute to public safety and military personnel will have something for everyone to see, enjoy and learn.

Safety, disaster and SWAT equipment from throughout the county will be on display along with informational booths for residents to take away information that they can utilize when the need arises.

The day will include free refreshments, entertainment, giveaways, prize drawings, tours of the 911 Center, and children‚??s activities.

The Sheriff‚??s and Scranton‚??s K-9 units will be present, vehicle and equipment displays from the public safety departments of area municipalities will be on-hand, and valuable information on county services and area community and social agencies will be available.

The following organizations, along with their equipment, will be in attendance: Roaring Brook, Blakely, Old Forge, Chinchilla‚??s foam trailer, Moscow, Jermyn, Dickson City, the Peckville Smoke House, Penn DOT road equipment, and area police and fire organizations.

The county‚??s DARE and SWAT apparatus will be on site along with the 911 Mobile Command Post, COLTS, Coordinated Transportation, Bookmobile, Corner‚??s Office, Voter Registration, and Veterans Affairs.

The Visitors Bureau, Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, Wills For Heroes, Operation Life Saver, EMS and rigging equipment, and the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps will also be displaying at the event.

The Penn State Extension will have a three-hole mini golf course for everyone to test their skill.

For further information, contact the County at 570.963.6800.
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