Alexandria Second Annual Emergency Management and Safety Fair was held Aug. 25 in the Howard Street parking lot at the Inova Alexandria Hospital. This event provided increased awareness regarding emergencies such as natural disasters, terrorism, and more. The City of Alexandria's Fire, Police, and Health Departments were present as well as the Alexandria Sheriff with the Children ID Station.
Approximately 75 children were ID'd. Numerous vendors provided information and free brochures, pamphlets and gifts. Family activities included a petting zoo, moon bounce, video game truck, face painting, and more. Police K-9 Jay demonstrated how he detects explosives.