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NSB police, fire departments plan open house

Have you ever wondered how the local police and fire departments do their jobs?
/ Source: News-Journal Online.com

Have you ever wondered how the local police and fire departments do their jobs?

New Smyrna Beach's public safety entities will give the public a glimpse inside their world March 29 with an open house of the city's new public safety headquarters at 246 Industrial Park Avenue.

"This is going to be a lot of fun," Police Chief Ron Pagano said. "We want the public to come out and bring the kids.

Personnel from both agencies will offer building tours from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and provide exhibitions and demonstrations on various aspects of their roles, such as crime scene investigations, fire safety and crime prevention.

There will also be vehicle identification number glass etching, a smokehouse and information about the Police Athletic League youth sports program.

Visitors can watch the following demonstsrations: police K-9, 1 p.m.; special response team and helicopter, 1:30 p.m. and police motorcycle, 2 p.m. The afternoon will wrap with a self-defense demo at 2:30 p.m.

"We will have face painting for the kids," Pagano said.

-- Mark I. Johnson