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Public Safety Expo This Weekend In Erie

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A big public safety weekend is in store in Erie.
It's to help ensure first responders across the region get some good quality training, but that's not all.
This public safety expo is two-fold.
It's a chance for police, fire, and EMS workers to get some high-quality training, and it's also for the public.

The Bayfront Convention Center is hosting the first ever "Lights, Sirens, Safety: A Public Safety Expo," this weekend.

It's April 11th through the 13th.
Friday is closed to the public, and that's because that day is focused on networking, recruitment, and training sessions for law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and first responders.
The expo will then be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday.
That's when you can meet first responders, check out seminars, displays and demonstrations, and equipment exhibits.

"This is an event that we're really looking to grow," said event promoter, Mark Concilla. "It's an event that will bring all the different services together on a yearly basis. Give the public service companies and departments the opportunities to just show what they can do for the community, as well as learning and training to become better," Concilla added.

"We hope to make this an annual event because public safety is something that is continually changing and obviously needs to be updated on a continual basis," said Larry Dombrowski, event organizer and retired Chief Erie County Detective. "We've got a convention center, we've got a lot of great hotels. We have all the elements we need to attract good quality training and information for the public in this area," Dombrowski added.

Admission is free.
There's also a kids zone, so families are encouraged to attend.
Registration is still open for Friday's police, fire, and EMS events. For more information visit www.eriepublicsafety.com

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