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Harford County will host a Safety and Preparedness Day this weekend

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Harford County will host a Public Safety & Preparedness Day this Saturday.

The event is free, family-friendly and in recognition of September as National Preparedness Month. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the county’s department of emergency services at 2220 Ady Road in Forest Hill.


Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly said the event is a chance to see some of the ways public safety professionals work to keep the community safe.

“Being prepared and having a plan can make all the difference in keeping your family safe when disasters strike,” Cassilly said in a news release.


Attendees will get to see members of the county’s special operations team rappel from the roof of the 911 center, the equipment used inside an ambulance and other demonstrations.

Agencies such as the Harford County Department of Public Works, the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s office and the 911 center will be present for demonstrations and to offer safety advice.

A copy of the county’s emergency preparedness guide is available on the county’s website,