Northwestern Medicine

Fire Trucks, First Aid and a Bicycle Rodeo to be Part of Kids Safety Fair at Grayslake Campus

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital May 05, 2010

GRAYSLAKE, IL – Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital will hold its annual pediatric safety fair at the Grayslake Campus this weekend. The interactive fair features fun activities for children to enjoy while learning the importance of health and safety.

At the fair, children can explore the inside of an ambulance, take a picture inside of a “Flight for Life” helicopter and climb aboard a fire truck, police car and rescue boat. They can watch a demonstration from the Search & Rescue Dogs of Illinois to learn about pet safety and take part in first aid and safety belt demonstrations.

New to this year’s fair is a bicycle rodeo presented by The Active Transportation Alliance, an advocacy group that promotes bicycle safety and walking and public transportation as alternatives to driving. To participate in the rodeo, kids should bring their own bikes and helmets. A brand-new bike will be raffled off at the fair.

Children could also cheer on their local firefighters in the annual chili cook-off. The winning firehouse will receive all food proceeds from the event.

Other exciting activities will focus on fireworks safety, railroad safety, poison prevention, identity theft, healthy eating, germ investigation, backpack safety and tips for healthy teeth.

More than 1,000 people have participated in previous years, learning important public safety issues while interacting with local firemen, policemen, paramedics and doctors.

The free event takes place at the hospital’s Grayslake Campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 8 and is open to all families. Learn more about the Kids' Safety Fair.

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