Sinclair Police Promotes Safety Awareness and Emergency Preparedness
In conjunction with National Preparedness Month and Fire Safety Month in September and Crime Prevention Month in October, Sinclair is gearing up to help the entire campus community to protect themselves, family and friends. Every year, hundreds of disasters—ranging from blizzards and wildfires to hurricanes, tornadoes, fires and flooding—wreak havoc on families, homes and entire communities. Our lives can be changed in an instant by a number of different emergencies. What can be done to prepare before an emergency happens and minimize the impact they have on our lives?
What is Sinclair Community College doing?
Sinclair Police is hosting its 25th Annual Safety Awareness Expo on Wednesday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the plaza outside of Building 10 at the Dayton campus. The Expo is co-sponsored by the Miami Valley Crime Prevention Association.
The day's activities will include:
- More than 40 area police departments, law enforcement agencies, safety-related organizations and Sinclair clubs and organizations, featuring interactive displays
- A variety of rappelling exercises off one of Sinclair's tallest buildings
- A variety of K-9 demonstrations
- The Batmobile and a replica police cruiser from the TV series ìThe Dukes of Hazzardî
- The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations with crime investigation equipment
- A Sinclair StormReady presentation
- The City of Dayton Prosecutorís Office answer session
- Sinclairís Fire Science Department and the Ohio State Fire Marshall fire safety tips
- Free tours of the Ohio State Fire Marshallís Explosive Investigation crime unit truck
- ADT Security home protection tips
- Emergency preparedness with the American Red Cross
- A variety of police vehicles and specialty cars
- Emergency house keys from Miami Valley AAA
- Information and activities with Sinclair clubs and organizations
In conjunction with National Preparedness Month during the month of September, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has prepared publications to help everyone understand what actions they can take today to be prepared. A few of these publications include an emergency supply kit checklist, an activity book for kids, tips for older adults and those with disabilities and special needs and one exclusively for pet care.
These materials and many others can be downloaded at no cost at FEMA's Ready page or by calling 1-800-BE-READY.