Take a peek inside the Burnaby RCMP at the 2nd annual public safety open house

POLICE BURNABY Safety bear Open House 2013 

THE Burnaby RCMP and City of Burnaby welcome the community to the second annual public safety open house on Saturday, September 27 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The open house is a special day for families to enjoy fun activities and it’s a chance for you to get a closer look at how Burnaby’s policing service and its public safety partners serve the community.

“This is a terrific opportunity to learn how we work with our public safety partners to keep Burnaby residents safe,” says Chief Superintendent Dave Critchley, the Officer-in-Charge of the Burnaby RCMP, the second largest detachment in Canada.

From Burnaby’s Fire Department and BC Ambulance Service to the Lower Mainland District Emergency Response Team and the Crime Prevention Unit, there are many public safety displays to capture your interest.

POLICE BURNABY ERT and Crowds cropped Open House 2013For kids we’ve devised a fun activity we are calling “Mission Impossible,” and a spin-to-win wheel with public-safety related trivia and prizes.

Learn how to be better prepared for an emergency with the City of Burnaby’s Emergency Program Office or learn how to become involved in the Burnaby Auxiliary Constable Program.

Plan to attend the information sessions starting at 11:30 a.m. with a Block Watch presentation and at 12:30 p.m. it’s your chance to speak with the chief about policing in Burnaby.

There is plenty of entertainment on offer:

* The Open House will officially open at 11 am sharp with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets playing Oh Canada.

* Enjoy entertainment by local Burnaby band, Been Around Sound.

* Integrated Police Service Dogs will be hand to wow you with their agility, finesse, and much, much more.

* A food cart will be on hand at the Burnaby RCMP Open House to feed hungry visitors.

The open house will take place at the detachment grounds at 6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby. Visit it this Saturday (September 27) for a day full of fun, an opportunity to peek inside the world of public safety and to enjoy some entertainment.