Something that’s very close to most of our hearts is the focus of an event in Iroquois Falls this Saturday: Safety for kids.

Several community partners are getting together to run a safe kids fair.

Porcupine Health Unit public health nurse Jenessa Fortin says it begins at 9:30am at the fire hall on Devonshire Avenue, with a health unit and OPP presentation on car seats and safe passengers.

“Afterwards, we’re going to have a tour of the fire station,” says Fortin, aas well as the kids will be able to hop in the OPP cruiser, go through the ambulance and take a look at the fire trucks.”

Then it moves across the street to the Devonshire playground, where the Early On Centre will present an interactive story on preventing harmful falls at home and at play.  After a free picnic lunch, Fortin says focus shifts to bicycle and helmet safety.

”The public health nurses will be doing helmet checks,” she notes, “so people are supposed to bring their own helmets as well as their own bikes and there’ll be stations set up to educate people about proper bike safety.”

There’s no charge to participate.