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Kids Safety Festival A Success

The Annual Safe Kids Festival on Saturday drew a large crowd of families to Fire Station #2 in Grass Valley Saturday. The event, sponsored by the Beam Easy Living Center, took place in the new location because it had outgrown its original location in the Beam parking lot. A highlight of the event is the children’s identification packet provided by the KlaasKids Foundation.
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Marc Klaas says to maintain confidentiality and prevent identity theft the information is for families only and is not stored or shared with any other agency.
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Other activities included a bicycle safety course set up by the Grass Valley Police Department. Sgt. Jason Perry says it’s a fun way to learn bicycle safety.
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Children that successfully completed the course were entered in a drawing to win a bicycle. The department also had several of its new police cars and motorcycles on display.
Another popular attraction was a new medical helicopter. Pilot Doug Stephan was showing off the new equipment. Stephan says there are automatic triggers that lead to the helicopter being called to a scene.
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Bill Roach, Board Member of the Nevada County Law Enforcement Fire Protection Council, says the Council donates 2000 per year towards the Kids Safe event as well as a number of other general safety efforts.
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The popular event takes place each year and is a collaboration of law enforcement and non-profit agencies focused on keeping children safe in Nevada County.

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