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Day of public safety demonstrations to offer insight to the careers of first responders

Gadsden County residents of all ages have been invited to stop into the Florida Public Safety Institute, located between Quincy and Midway, for a public safety showcase.

This weekend, from noon to 4 p.m., Tallahassee Community College and the public safety institute will be showcasing the different careers that integral public safety – from SWAT and law enforcement, to firefighters, EMTs, and wildlife officers.

The four-hour long event will include various demonstrations that will show youth and adults what each career in public safety does on a day-to-day basis – such as fingerprinting, alligator wrangling from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, defensive tactics, SWAT demonstrations, rappelling, a fire truck pull, an obstacle course race, and EMT demonstrations.

Every single public safety sector will be represented at this community event.

People, young and old, who are interested in pursuing a future career in public safety are invited to come out and learn more about what being a public safety officer entails.

This year’s event will include live music, food trucks, and activities for children.

The Tallahassee Community College Foundation will also conduct a drawing of four scholarships that day for students who are interested in entering a public safety program at the college.

The Florida Public Safety Institute is located at  75 College Drive, Havana.

Ashley Hunter –