Sunday: Lakewood to host the Largest Safety Event in New Jersey

LCSW (Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch) together with the Lakewood Police Department (LPD) are inviting families to “Safety First,” a community-wide event, this Sunday, June 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the John F. Patrick Sports Complex, Vine Street, Lakewood.

Safety First emphasizes important safety messages for kids, and positive interactions between the community and more than 20 government agencies. The first 1,000 attendees will receive a free LCSW camp bag. Other giveaways are free ices and a cold water bottle for all attendees, among many other safety giveaways.

Events include four magic shows by RJ Lewis, featuring all new safety tricks; the Eye-in-Sky drone; a K9 unit; two live vehicle extrications by Hatzolah and Lakewood First Aid, a N.J. State Police helicopter landing, a N.J. State Side-by-Side sprinkler fire demonstration; the Sheriff’s mounted horse unit; bike registration; and helmet fittings. LCSW, LPD, and the Sheriff’s department will conduct car seat checks.

For more information, contact Lauren, event coordinator at LCSW at 732-367-5279, Ext. 7.  The LCSW 24-hour emergency hotline is 732-367-1212.

Participating agencies include N.J. State Police, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office, Lakewood Police Department, LCSW/Lakewood Shomrim, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, Customs and Border Protection, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Lev Rochel Bikur Cholim, Howell Police Department, Hatzolah of Central Jersey, N.J. Transit Police, Lakewood First Aide, Ocean County Fire Marshals, Lakewood EMS, MONOC, Lakewood Fire Department, and the Ocean County Department of Corrections.

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