St.Vincent to host Safety Day

Safety Day 2013 at St.Vincent Fishers. (Submitted photo)

Safety Day 2013 at St.Vincent Fishers. (Submitted photo)

By Renee Larr

On Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St.Vincent Hospital in Fishers will host Fishers Safety Day. The outdoor event is free to the public and highlights how to keep your family safe in a variety of different areas.

“It’s really titled all things safety. You open it up to all things safety and you find things that even emergency responders don’t think about being issues,” said John Mehling, public information officer and captain of the Fishers Fire Department.

This year’s event will cater to all age groups and is family friendly. Free food and beverages will be provided. Players from the Indy Fuel and Indy Eleven teams will be on hand, as well.

“There is going to be something of interest there for everyone,” Mehling said. “From our older community all the way down to the youngest. They’re will be all kinds of giveaways. It’s just a fun event that is going to be a great opportunity to get out and do something family oriented.”

With children playing instruments as a part of their education, the event will also focus on music safety. In addition, there will be an instrument petting zoo. Children will be able to try out a variety of different instruments.

“Most violinists have some level of deafness in their ear because they hold the violin up to their left ear,” Mehling said. “Pianists have bad posture and end up having bad backs from sitting the way they do.”

The event will even cater to safety issues of teens and older adults.

“We’re going to have Fishers Police Department talking about cyber crime and cyber safety,” Mehling said. “A lot of that is going to be geared towards teens — making sure they’re making good choices when they’re online. We’ve got the United States Postal Inspectors that are going to be there. They’re talking about mail scams. Apparently our older community is still highly affected by that type of crime.”

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