Kids' Safety Day, the joint effort between Phelps County's law enforcement and first responders, is scheduled for this weekend, Saturday, May 19.

According to Ray Massey, director of Ambulance Services at Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC), the event “gets bigger every year,” and this year’s 4th annual Kids’ Safety Day is scheduled to continue that trend. 

This year’s theme is “Stronger Together,” which Massey said exemplifies the attitude and work ethic displayed by the many law enforcement and first responding agencies in Phelps County. 

Kids’ Safety Day, according to Massey, is an opportunity for kids to interact with first responders outside of emergencies. The professionals are able to share what they do, and how they do it, in a casual and fun environment. 

“I know the kids in our community are going to benefit from it,” Massey said. 

The event, which is completely free, will feature several booths and displays giving out information. There will be ambulance tours, fire trucks, helicopters and other emergency response vehicles. Parents can have their car seat checked, and kids can bring their bike and helmet to ride through an obstacle course. Free food will be available. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Lion’s Club Park. 

“Kids’ Safety Day is my favorite day of the year,” said Chief Communications Officer Stacey Smith. “We love being able to interact with the families in our community. It is definitely something any family with young children does not want to miss.”