ALTON — OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center is marking National EMS Week by hosting a free EMS Family Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, on the front lawn area of the OSF Saint Anthony’s Campus, 1 Saint Anthony’s Way.
This is a chance for the public to get to know the crews that keep them safe every day.
“EMS and fire are committed to keeping their communities safe, but they also are people from the community,” said Laura Fowler, a registered nurse and disaster coordinator for OSF Saint Anthony’s. “They are doing their job and they want you, your family and friends to feel comfortable calling them.”
Some of the features of OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center EMS Fair include:
- Hazmat demonstrations and vehicles
- Alton Fire Department’s smoke house and fire truck
- Survival Flight helicopter
- Alton Police Department’s K-9 Unit
- A performance by the Marquette Catholic High School cheerleaders
- Bounce house for kids
- Ski ball and other games
Health care professionals from OSF Saint Anthony’s and members of local organizations will answer questions about poison control, mental health and wellness, as well as stroke, emergency services, tobacco avoidance and cessation, and wellness and health education.
Free hot dogs and popcorn will be provided by LifeStar Ambulance Service. The event also features music provided by DJ “Big Papa G.”