By Tim Kowols
With an exhibition hall full of activities and vehicles from several different agencies at the Door County Fairgrounds, families had a chance to connect with safety personnel and each other on Saturday. Organized by the Door County Public Health Department, Door County Cradle to Career, and Door County Partnership for Children and Families, Safe Kids Day Door County gave attendees tips on how to protect themselves in various situations. The event also allowed children to have a hands-on experience inside vehicles from local fire departments, the Door County Sheriff’s Department, U.S. Coast Guard, and more. Chelsea Smies from Door County Public Health says families were excited about the different activities.
Chad Holmes from Marshfield brought his wife and three kids to the event. He says it is important for his kids to learn safety skills first hand.
This marked the second year of Safe Kids Day Door County, which was preceded for several years by the Emergency Vehicle Fun Day.