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'National Night Out' Promotes Safety and Preparedness

The nationwide crime prevention and emergency preparedness event is happening in Beverly Hills from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday on North Rexford Drive.

Join Beverly Hills in its effort to promote safety and emergency preparedness in the community by attending National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

The annual event, which is held in locations nationwide, is taking place in Beverly Hills from 7-9 p.m. on North Rexford Drive in front of the city's fire department headquarters and public library. The block will be closed off to traffic. Free parking is available in the Civic Center parking structure, which is accessible from Civic Center Drive, as well as the city lot at 450 N. Crescent Drive.

The evening is sponsored by the , , and the city's Office of Emergency Management. There will be BHPD S.W.A.T. and K9 displays, a BHFD display, campfire songs and storytelling with library and community services staff, crime prevention information, a CPR display, health screenings, disaster, health and safety information, an earthquake simulator, food and dessert trucks, and more.

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Ellen Lutwak August 04, 2012 at 06:03 PM
It's crucial for the city to reinstate the Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) program. Teaches residents how to be prepared and how to take care of family and neighbors in an emergency. AND remember to WALK to this event - as a reminder of keeping all of our streets safe all of the time.
richard August 05, 2012 at 05:35 PM
CERT training is very important. It's good to see they are preparing. http://jokeofthedayblog.blogspot.com

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