Local Law Enforcement Hosts National Night Out Kickoff SaturdayFeatured Stories, News Thursday, September 13th, 2012
Law enforcement agencies in Brazos County are hosting the annual National Night Out kickoff Saturday.
The event will be in the parking lot of the Bryan Target store Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Participating agencies are the Bryan Police Department, the College Station Police Department, the Texas A&M University Police Department, and the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office. They will be joined by local fire departments and other organizations.
The kickoff is held in preparation for the actual National Night Out event that will occur on Tuesday, October 2.
William Bouse of the Bryan Fire Department says the event includes setting fire to two small buildings, one with a fire sprinkler system and one without. Bouse says that display was produced by an Eagle Scout candidate.
Bryan Police Officer Jon Agnew says the family friendly kickoff provides an opportunity for the local public safety agencies to learn the locations of neighborhood block parties.
The list of free activities at Saturday’s kickoff includes:
Ø Food and drinks
Ø Vehicle displays from Police, Fire, and the PHI emergency helicopter service
Ø Bounce houses for the kids
Ø Ka-boom with the Brazos Valley Bombers
Ø BTU “Bucket truck rides”
Ø Fingerprints and photographs for child identification, and
Ø A smoke and safety demonstration trailer from the local fire departments
Ø “Jaws of Life” demonstration (Bryan Fire)
Ø The Texas A&M University Police Department roll-over car
Ø Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service alcohol simulator/pedal car
Ø The Bryan Fire Department will be conducting a live training exercise with fire suppression for the general public
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