750 area children to participate in “19th Annual Fire Safety Olympics”
Event teaches kids important message about planning – preparing and practicing
What: 750 – 1st and 2nd grade students from area schools will spend the day engaged in fun while learning about fire & life safety. Some of the activities include, Saving the Baby, Stop/Drop & Roll Practice, Escaping a simulated fire, Practicing 911 calls, Pedestrian Safety, Gun Safety, Fitness and Nutrition, Child Passenger Safety and lots more. With over 100 volunteers on hand to assist – each participant will visit and hands-on participate in at least 5 different activities, enjoy a great lunch and musical entertainment while learning about safety and having fun. The event is a partnership between the Indianapolis Fire Department and Title Sponsor – State Farm Insurance.
Since 2000, State Farm Insurance has been a proud sponsor and generous supporter of IFD and the FIRE SAFETY OLYMPICS. Over 13,000 thousand Indianapolis area children have taken part in this event which occurs every year in October to coincide with National Fire Prevention Week (October 7th – 13th). This year’s theme Look. Listen. Learn. Fire can happen anywhere. Countless numbers of Indianapolis families have benefited from the education these children received at this event and brought home to their family. Through this and IFD’s other fire prevention efforts… we have seen a consistent decrease in fire fatalities among children 12 years and under. Prevention Works. https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Campaigns/Fire-Prevention-Week
When: Thursday October 4, 2018
10: 00 AM to 1:00 PM
10:15 AM Opening Ceremonies
Where: Indiana State Fairgrounds
Blue Ribbon Pavilion
1202 East 38th St
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Who: 750 area 1st and 2nd grade students
Notes: Media are welcome to attend all or part of the event. Great visual opportunities for video.
On site media contact will be Captain Aleatha Henderson
Representatives from IFD and State Farm will be on hand to speak to the media