More than 20 area agencies will be holding safety demonstrations for children and their families Saturday, September 17, at the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum in Claremore. The second annual event is sponsored by Claremore Electric and the Grand River Dam Authority.

 

This event will be beneficial for the children as well as their parents,” stated Claremore Fire Marshall, Jason Crandall. “It gives us an opportunity to interact with the children in a non- threatening manner. The information that will be given out will be helpful not only to the child but their entire family as well,” Crandall said.

 

The event is free to the public and will operate from 10 am – 2 pm at the Davis Museum, located in downtown Claremore at 5th and J.M. Davis Blvd.

 

“The city of Claremore Electric Department and GRDA are the presenting co-sponsors of the event,” said Davis Museum Executive Director, Wayne McCombs. “Their participation has allowed us to add more booths and great prizes for the children this year.”   

 

The Claremore Fire Department Safety Trailer will be open to all children and their parents. “The trailer allows the children to experience possible fire dangers in the home,” said Crandall. “Fireplace safety, electrical safety, kitchen fires and escaping a smoke filled bedroom in a fire are some of the topics they experience.”

 

Boy Scout troop 828 will have a bike safety check and bike rodeo. Children will need to bring own bicycles. Davis Museum curator, Jason Schubert will teach BB gun and general firearm safety. 

 

Another popular booth is the Claremore Regional Hospital’s teddy bear clinic. Kids are encouraged to bring their teddy bears to be “checked”.

 

Among the organizations participating in the Safety Day will be the American Red Cross, Air-EVAC, Boy Scout Troop 828, the Claremore Fire Department, Claremore Police Department, Drug Free Community Program, Healthy Community Partnership, M.I.L.K. digital ID, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Operation Life Saver, Rogers County Department of Human Services and Volunteers for Youth.

 

A favorite with the children that will hold demonstrations is Sandy the drug dog. She is with the Rogers County Sheriff’s Department. “Sandy has been involved in numerous arrests involving drugs”, said her handler, Lt. Adam Hull of the Rogers County Sheriff’s Department.” Sandy is also used in tracking lost persons. The kids really like to see Sandy go through her paces.”

 

The J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum is the world’s largest privately held gun museum and houses over 50,000 artifacts including saddles, spurs, Native American artifacts, World War I posters, western movie and TV memorabilia and more. It is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm.

 

 

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For immediate release

For more information contact:

Wayne McCombs at the Davis

Arms and Historical Museum

918-341-5707