DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

September 27, 2012

Residents learn how to stay safe

Annual event helps educate the public


Derry News

---- — LONDONDERRY β€” Although nobody is required to buckle up or wear a helmet in the Granite State, about 225 residents learned how to stay safe during the 12th annual Safety Awareness Day.

At Matthew Thornton School, 35 children had their information recorded and documented as part of the child identification program. The program helps identify missing children.

In addition, 24 child safety seats were inspected. One car seat also had to be taken out of service, program coordinator Vincent Curro said.

The Friends of Music provided food and refreshments, and raised $175, which will benefit the Marching Lancers.

β€œIt was a great turnout, the people showing up really wanted to learn something,” Curro said.

The Londonderry Fire Department and Police Department were on scene, teaching people about vehicle safety.

The state Division of Fire Safety brought a practice house, where people were instructed on common household dangers such as carbon monoxide and electrical hazards.

Residents learned the dangers of blind spots, fire hazards and other safety information.