California First Responder Day event to be held

By on September 5, 2017

Senate Resolution 40, authored by Sen. Mike Morrell (R-23rd District-Rancho Cucamonga), was passed by the California Senate earlier this year designating Sept. 23 as California First Responder Day. The day has been established to recognize and honor the state’s emergency personnel and first responders.

The inaugural California First Responder Day event will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Snow Valley Mountain Resort at 35100 State Hwy. 18 in Running Springs. First responders, their families and the public are invited to attend for a fun-filled event.  Planned activities include opportunities for kids to explore fire trucks, ambulance and police vehicles. There will be special visits by Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog and food vendors will be onsite selling various items. While having the opportunity to meet first responders, there will also be demonstrations and safety information available.

“California is prone to earthquakes, wildfires, flooding, and other disasters that all require active preparation and response efforts,” said Senator Morrell. “At the heart of our state’s emergency action capability are its first responders. No greater courage is demonstrated than that of the dedicated heroes who run into harm’s way rather than away from it. This day is one of gratitude and appreciation. I am honored to take part in recognizing these men and women.”

This event is a great family activity and a way to say thank you to the many first responders who aid the public during a variety of emergencies. For additional information, contact Rebecca Fontaine with Senator Morrell’s office at 916-651-4023.