Heroes Day Event To Honor Public Safety Personnel

911 dispatchers, police officers, firefighters, military personnel, sheriffs, EMS workers and other “blue” officials are truly “everyday heroes” in both our community and nationwide.

According to Lackawanna County Commissioners Patrick M. O’Malley, Jerry Notarianni and Laureen A. Cummings, this year’s eighth annual Heroes Day is set for Saturday, September 22, from      11 am to 2 pm at PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic.

At the event, safety, disaster, and SWAT equipment from throughout the County will be on display along with booths for residents to pick-up literature that they can utilize when the need arises.

The day will include free refreshments, giveaways, face painting and caricatures.  The event is being sponsored by the Commissioners, District Attorney’s Office, the Department of Emergency Services, the Lackawanna-Susquehanna Office of Drug & Alcohol Programs, and Conxx/SkyPacket Networks.

Canines and the Mounted Unit from the County’s Sheriff’s Department and the public safety units of area municipalities will be at the event.

Valuable information on County services and the programs offered by area community and social agencies will also be available.

Some antique emergency vehicles will be a part of the program.

The following organizations, along with their equipment, will be in attendance:  Moosic Police Department, Greenwood Rescue, Tanker 15 from Elmhurst/Roaring Brook, the Smoke House from Wilson Fire Company, Commonwealth Health Ambulance, Pennsylvania Ambulance, Dickson City Ladder 23, Chinchilla’s Foam Trailer Station 2, Mayfield Engine, and Cottage Ambulance.

The County’s DARE Program and SWAT Team will be on site along with the 911 Mobile Command Post and Emergency Management Agency vehicles, COLTS, the Bookmobile, and the following County Departments: District Attorney’s Office, Voter Registration, Arts & Culture, Parks & Recreation, Veterans Affairs, Community Relations, Drug & Alcohol Office, the IT Department’s Wireless initiative, Environmental Sustainability Office, Area Agency on Aging, and the Coroner’s Office.

The Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, and Scranton Police Department will also be at the event.

The Penn State Extension will have displays featuring a variety of programs.

For further information, contact Gerard Hetman, the County’s Community Relations Coordinator, at 570-963-6743, ext. 1872.