Parma Safety Fair And Shred Event Return This Month

Parma Fire Department demonstrates in dramatic fashion the terrible consequences of attempting to extinguish a kitchen grease fire with water, and why this should never be done.

Parma’s annual Safety Fair, a community family event for area residents to learn valuable safety information, is scheduled for Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parma Justice Center, 5555 Powers Blvd.

The event is a cooperative effort of the Parma Fire Department, Parma Police Department, City of Parma and Parma City Council. The highlight of the Safety Fair is the medical chopper landing, which is scheduled at noon, after which kids and their parents can explore the chopper. The Fair also includes a grease fire demonstration, a K-9 demonstration and information about gun safety, fingerprinting, Internet safety and much more.

This year, the Cleveland Browns will have a presence at the Fair, bringing as-yet unnamed players to sign autographs for an hour or so. Mayor Tim DeGeeter is excited that the Browns want to be involved, and calls the day “educational and fun for the whole family, and something our residents look forward to every year.”

In conjunction with the Safety Fair, a community shredding event is scheduled during the same hours at the main parking lot of the UH Parma Medical Center, off Powers Blvd across from the Parma branch library. The shredding services will be handled by Shred-It and paid for by a grant from the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District administered through the City’s Community Services & Economic Development Department. 

Parma residents should bring identification – a driver’s license or utility bill – and also a donation of canned or non-perishable food items for the Parma Hunger Center, which will be on-site collecting the food items.

Jeannie Roberts

Communications Director for the City of Parma

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 10:18 PM, 04.02.2017