2018 National Night Out Luau

Our second annual National Night Out party is set for Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 5-8PM! We would love to see you there! This is a great chance to get to know your neighbors and first responders better!

National Night Out is a nationwide event that takes place each year on the first Tuesday of August. It is a night to strengthen community ties and to build better relationships with law enforcement by providing a place for positive interactions. This year, we have chosen the theme of “Ohana”!
 
We’ll be having a bunch of special guests! Some of our special guests will be making quite the entrance! Everyone is invited to head on down to the football field to watch a Life Flight helicopter land (5:30PM) and take off (8PM)! We will have information on different safety topics as well as some educational activities for the kids to help keep them safe.
 
We’ll also be having some activities just for fun because this IS a PARTY! We’ll have games and prizes for the little ones! And we are working with the local first responder community to present a multi-agency motor vehicle collision (MVC) demonstration during which your very own firefighters will demonstrate their extrication skills (where they rip apart cars with various tools)! You’ll see a MVC from 9-1-1 call to Life Flight lift off!
 
Plus, dinner and dessert are on us! To go with our Hawaiian theme, we’ll be serving up pulled pork, authentic Hawaiian macaroni salad, rice, fresh fruit, and popsicles!

Make sure to check back with us as we add more details about our upcoming luau! You can let us know if you plan on attending here!

Our Special Guests

Polk County Sheriff’s Office – The Sheriff’s Office will be sending out a deputy and other representatives to join in the fun! They will be interacting with everyone, providing safety information, and talking about what they do!

Life Flight – A Life Flight helicopter with a full crew (pilot, paramedic, and nurse) will be landing at the football field! They will be providing an inside look at the helicopter and talk a bit about what they do!

Willamette Valley Communications Center 9-1-1 – Our dispatch call center will be sending two dispatchers! They will have some helpful information for the adults and some activities for the kids so they can learn about 9-1-1 and how to use it in an emergency! They are also planning on bringing a 9-1-1 simulator phone so that kids can practice calling 9-1-1 and giving the information necessary to get help during an emergency.

Falck – We will have a Falck ground ambulance joining us! The medic will be talking with everyone, handing out some fun things for the kids, and giving ambulance tours!

Oregon Department of Forestry – ODF will be sending an engine crew to talk about wildfire safety and teach the kids how to spray water off a hose on the engine!

Polk County Emergency Management Office – The Emergency Management Office will have information on water safety and how to prepare for a disaster – like what to put in your emergency kit, how to evacuate, and more! This information can help you get ready for wildfires and the Cascadia earthquake!

Polk County Search and Rescue – SAR will be interacting with the public and providing tips on how to stay safe in our beautiful surroundings!

Myers Towing & Recovery – Myers Towing will be joining in the festivities and participating in our multi-agency motor vehicle crash demo!

Rickreall Masonic Lodge #110 – Free child ID kits will be provided by the Rickreall Masons. These kits are perfect to use with children, senior citizens, and disabled adults. The finished cards provide a description, basic information, health conditions, and even a photo and fingerprints that law enforcement can use when a child goes missing. The cards keep all of the information in one place so if the worst happens, parents won’t need to scramble to gather what law enforcement officers need or try to remember every detail while in distress. Parents retain any copies of cards printed and all information is deleted from the machine after each use so no personal information is kept by the Masons or anyone other than the parents. We encourage parents to store these cards, along with some other items, including a recent drawing done by their child, in an accessible but secure location when they get home.

Road Closure Information

We will be closing down 3rd Street between Main Street and Pine Street on Tuesday, August 7 4:30-8:30PM for our National Night Out Luau! All other streets will remain open during our luau, however, please be aware that there may be more than usual foot traffic around the fire station and the high school as well as a high number of children playing.

For our 3rd Street Neighbors and their Guests: You will still have access to your homes via Pine Street and the alley off 4th Street. If you have an emergency while the street is closed off, please alert us immediately so we can clear families from the road (as well as come help you! We’ll have a full house of helping hands!).

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