Lights! Sirens! Safety! and Public Works at the County Museum on June 13

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Activities abound at the San Bernardino County Museum on Saturday, June 13. Lights! Sirens! Safety! is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the museum’s parking lot. In the museum’s courtyard, Public Works Week will be celebrated in conjunction with the County Department of Public Works from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lights! Sirens! Safety! is free; all other activities are included with museum general admission.

Lights Sirens Safety. The parking lot at the county museum will be filled with fire trucks, ambulances, police and sheriff cruisers, and more as visitors are invited to meet the people that help keep us safe. Visitors will meet emergency and service personnel (both human and canine), climb aboard emergency vehicles, inspect equipment, and watch demonstrations.

Participating agencies (subject to emergency calls) include San Manuel Fire Department, American Medical Response, San Bernardino County Fire Department, Redlands Police Department, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, San Bernardino Department of Public Health–Animal Control, American Red Cross, Multi-Purpose K9 Training, and the U. S. Forest Service.

Public Works Day. 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 3 p.m.

Public Works Day, Lights, Sirens, Safety! and the County Museum’s other exciting events and exhibits reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student with identification), and $5.00 (children ages 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.

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