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Lakeway to Host 'Public Safety Day'

(Credit: City of Lakeway)

First responder agencies from across Central Texas will unite for the 8th Annual Public Safety Day from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28.

The free event will take place at the Lake Travis Elementary School, 15303 Kollmeyer Drive, in Lakeway.

Public Safety Day was founded in 2009 to shine the spotlight on Central Texas first responders and their mission with a fun, educational event for the Lake Travis community.

This day gives the public a chance to interact with first responders on a level that does not involve an emergency situation and to learn about what they do and the tools and resources they use to keep you, your family, your pets and property safe.

In its eighth year, agencies from across Central Texas will bring their helicopters, police cars, motorcycles, ambulances, fire trucks, rescue boats, ATVs, K-9s, horses, wildland fire mitigation equipment and more. There will be music, food and drink, local businesses and non-profit groups, a live fire demonstration, youth Firefighter Combat Challenge, Kid’s Fun Zone, Home Depot Kid's Workshop, face painting, balloons, free lemonade and popcorn and much more for the family to enjoy on a nice autumn day during the weekend before Halloween! The famous Smokey Bear will be in attendance also along with a free drawing giveaway for a two-night stay at the Sonesta Bee Cave Hotel.

Partnering to bring the citizens this event are Lake Travis Fire Rescue and Bee Cave and Lakeway police departments along with the Lakeway Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association and Lakeway AC & Heating.

Agencies tentatively scheduled to participate include Travis County Search and Rescue K-9 Unit, Austin-Travis County EMS, Austin-Travis County EMS Explorer’s Post, Capital Area Trauma Regional Advisory Council (CATRAC), Texas Parks and Wildlife Operation Game Thief and K9 Game Warden.

Other agencies scheduled to participate are Travis County Parks, Travis County Parks Bicycle Patrol, STAR Flight, Travis County Water Control & Improvement District No. 17, Travis County SWAT Fugitive Apprehension Unit, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), Travis County Parks Lake Patrol Unit, Texas Forest Service, Texas DPS Capitol Mounted and Motorcycle Patrol Units, Travis County Sheriff’s Office-West Command, Travis County Precinct 2 Constable and more.

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