Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Saturday, Sept. 8: Community Safety Event at Canal Park in Cambridge

CambridgeSide Galleria and the City of Cambridge Police and Fire Departments, in conjunction with several other state and local agencies, welcome you to Community Safety Day on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Canal Park, adjacent to CambridgeSide Galleria.
This event is the City’s first multi-agency Community Safety Day of this magnitude. Exciting live demonstrations are planned along with family safety activities like child-identification services (fingerprinting, DNA and videotaping), car seat installation and blood pressure screenings.
* Cambridge Police Department’s Special Response Team (SWAT) will be performing a vehicle takedown/hostage rescue and a Bomb Squad Robot demonstration.
* Cambridge Fire Department will perform a search and rescue mission in the canal utilizing their Fire Boat, an automobile extrication using the jaws-of-life and a high angle rescue at 70’above ground.
* MBTA Transit Police will do a live K-9 demonstration and have an explosive detection unit and Incident Command Vehicle on hand.
All are invited to take part in activities, meet public safety officials and learn how first responders do their jobs. The event is designed to educate and entertain by offering a unique opportunity for all to interact with and explore the various boats, trucks and more.
CambridgeSide Galleria Director of Operations Peter DeVito says, “We have wanted to create a family-oriented community safety day like this for some time. The cooperation we have received from the City of Cambridge and the individual departments show the level of commitment everyone has to make the City and Mall a safe and enjoyable place to meet and gather. The live demonstrations are expected to be spectacular and it should be a truly dynamic event.”

CambridgeSide Galleria is a hip urban shopping center with over 120 stores and restaurants. Located at the end of Memorial Drive on Edwin Land Boulevard in Cambridge, CambridgeSide Galleria is handicapped and MBTA accessible and offers attached parking.

For public transportation - Please take the Green Line T to Lechmere Station or take the Red Line T to Kendall Square and catch our FREE Shuttle Bus to CambridgeSide Galleria. For directions and mall information, call 617-621-8666 or visit www.shopcambridgeside.com. Mall hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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