Families may attend this free event from 6-11 p.m. in Downtown Pharr (118 S. Cage Blvd.) to learn more about first responders, safety tips and life-saving resources.
“Our first responders are crucial to saving lives and are always the first to arrive on the scene during an emergency event, situation, or disaster and we invite the public to come out and meet our city’s finest while also providing them with the opportunity to learn about safety tips and resources,” said Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez. “This will be a fun event for the entire family!”
Guest speakers include Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra, Texas Division of Emergency Management Assistant Chief Tony Peña and Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. The event will feature food and information booths. Demonstrations by local first responders include displays of fire trucks, ambulances, police cars and other emergency vehicles for hands-on fun. Families will be able to see and experience what first responders do in real emergencies.
Family-friendly activities include live music by Sarah Monique and River Rock 7, and offerings from more than 15 food booths. Other offerings include car seat safety demos by DHR, raffle prizes, carnival rides, family games and free school supplies. In addition, McCoy’s will be giving away free smoke detectors while they last.
The First Responders Festival is held in partnership with the Pharr Police Department and the Pharr Fire Department.