Southwick Public Safety Services Day – Saturday – April 29, 2017

Southwick Public Safety Services Day – Saturday – April 29, 2017

Location: Police and Fire Departments Safety Campus Time: 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Police Chief David A. Ricardi and Fire Chief Russell Anderson are announcing that the
Southwick Police and Fire departments will host its second Public Safety Services Day open
house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Town of Southwick Safety
Campus located on Depot Street. The open house will include tours of the Police and Fire
Departments so the citizens can learn about the technology that our staff utilizes to better serve
the citizens. The open house is also another way that we can connect with the residents in a
relaxed, informal setting and share information about programs and services available to the

We are also pleased that our partners from the Animal Shelter, the Southwick Emergency
Management Team and the Local Emergency Planning Committee will be on hand to answer any
questions pertaining to their Departments. There will be dog trainers at the Animal Shelter in the
event anyone has a question about canine behavior.

Police Officers, Firefighters and Emergency Tele-Communications Dispatchers will be
on-site to interact with the community members and answer any questions. We’re excited to
bring the public into the Police and Fire stations and allow children the opportunity to get an up
close look at the Fire apparatus and Police vehicles. This event is bound to be a fun event for
attendees of all ages. We encourage all those with any interest to attend as it will be a fun event
for everyone no matter how young or old.

Some of the highlights of this event will include but are not limited to a K-9
Demonstration with Officer Tom Krutka & his K-9 partner, Jax, at 12 Noon as well as continual
visits by Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog. Our Officers who are certified to install
child car seats will be available providing you call 569-5348 ext. 609 to schedule an
appointment. Of course, we will have some culinary delights and refreshments for those hungry
and thirsty visitors.

The Fire Department will have a Kids level Firefighter challenge, a Fire Safety Trailer as
well as a demonstration on the use of their Cold Water Rescue Suits.
The Police Department will have an informational exhibit known as “Hidden in Plain
Sight,” which is highly recommended for those parents wishing an education as it relates to
drugs in the home. The Police will showcase frontline equipment with hands-on demonstrations.
Representatives from the Rite-Aid Pharmacy will be present to administer Flu &
Pneumonia shots.

Chief Dave Ricardi