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Health Fair to Bring Firetrucks, Info Booths to Columbia Heights Park

by Courtney Brown — June 8, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

Inside of a fire truck, photo via Twitter : DC Fire and EMSAn upcoming event will bring emergency vehicles, free health screenings and information booths to a park in Columbia Heights this weekend.

ANC 1B, which covers part of U Street, Shaw, Columbia Heights and LeDroit Park, will host a health and safety summit at the small park at 14th and Girard streets NW this Saturday at noon.

Locals can meet with representatives from MPD, Mayor Bowser’s office, the Department of Health and other government agencies to learn about services, ask questions and weigh concerns during the summit, according to 1B Commissioner Jessica Smith.

Additionally, kids will have the chance to explore a police car and fire engine during the event, and free health screenings and information about CPR will also be freely available, Smith said.

“My biggest hope is that people will have an easy outlet to connect with their local government agencies,” Smith added.

Smith said she expects many locals will ask about Metro’s SafeTrack plan. Luckily for them, WMATA officials will also be on hand to answer questions.

Photo via Twitter / D.C. Fire and EMS

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