Sirens, Safety, Robots And More At The County Museum

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–Activities abound at the San Bernardino County Museum on Saturday, May 18. Lights! Sirens! Safety! is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Inside on the museum’s courtyard, Public Works Week will be celebrated in conjunction with the County Department of Public Works from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lights! Sirens! Safety! is free in the museum parking lot; all other activities are included with museum general admission.

Lights Sirens Safety

Once a year the parking lot at the county museum is filled with fire trucks, ambulances, police and sheriff cruisers and motorcycles, and more as visitors are invited to meet the emergency crews that help keep us safe. At Lights! Sirens! Safety! visitors will meet emergency and service personnel, climb aboard emergency vehicles, inspect equipment, and watch demonstrations.

Agencies represented (all subject to emergency calls) include San Bernardino County Fire, San Manuel Fire, American Medical Response, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, San Bernardino County Probation, San Bernardino Unified School District Police, and the United States Armed Forces.

The Yucaipa Animal Placement Society, a non-profit no-kill animal shelter, will bring dogs and cats for adoption. Lunches, snacks, and beverages will be available for purchase.

Because of Public Works

Museum visitors can join employees from the San Bernardino County Department of Public Works to recognize National Public Works Week with hands-on exploration and demonstrations in the museum’s courtyard. Create a glider, build a toothpick bridge, explore with the storm drain robot, find yourself with the County Surveyor, learn to keep storm drains clean with Environmental Management, and recycle with Solid Waste Management. Have your photo taken in a giant snowblower. Activities, included with paid museum admission, start at 10 a.m. and continue to 4 p.m.

Started by the American Public Works Association in 1960, National Public Works Week is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as Public Works. APWA’s theme this year is “Because of Public Works.”

The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 am to 5pm. General admission is $8 (adult), $6 (military or senior), $5 (student), and $4 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sb countymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is 909-307-2669 ext. 229 or (TDD) 909-792-1462.

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