Safety Awareness Night, the community event presented by the Brookfield police and fire departments that had been an annual event, will return Oct. 26 after a two-year, COVID-related hiatus “if everything stays OK,” said Police Chief Dan Faustino.
Safety Night, which includes free food, safety demonstrations, kids activities such as pumpkin carving, and booths by local service groups and local and county agencies that deal with safety, will move from the Brookfield social hall to the Brookfield Local School District building, he said.
“We have more space there to do things,” the chief said, noting he would like to have a CPR demonstration.
School Supt. Toby Gibson said the change of venue could help an already well-attended event become even bigger.
“It will allow us to do more things with the community,” Gibson said Aug. 25.
Gibson said there will be discussions with each school building and group about activities that they can offer.
The school also provides a larger parking area, and the venue would make it easier for first-responders to leave if they get an emergency call, Faustino said.
Safety Night will run from 6 to 8 p.m. The event nearly corresponds with National First Responders Day, which is Oct. 28.
Organizations or businesses that would like to participate can call the police department at 330-448-6960.