Once again, Morris County Library will be hosting a fun, family-friendly event celebrating Emergency Responders Day on June 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children can meet firefighters and park police, explore a classic fire truck, police car and other County emergency vehicles. While supplies last, families can create fire trucks out of graham crackers and other delicious edible trimmings, and enjoy giveaways and refreshments. The Morris County Park Police will also be offering the popular free Child ID cards, an initiative launched in 2000 that registers more than 1,000 children annually.
Library Director Susan Calantone says, “We started this tradition in 2016 and have gotten a great response from families throughout Morris County. Not only are we giving children a chance to meet their own local heroes at their own county library, we’re giving parents an easy opportunity to keep their little ones safer with the Child ID cards. And who doesn’t love a fire truck?”
For more information about Emergency Responders Day, call the Children’s Department at Morris County Library at 973-285-6980.
The Morris County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates multi-agency responses to emergencies and disasters within Morris County. It is responsible for alerting and notifying appropriate agencies when disaster strikes; coordinating all agencies that respond; ensuring resources are available and mobilized in times of disaster; developing preparedness plans and procedures for response to and recovery from disasters; and developing and providing materials for the public.