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October 6, 2012 (El Cajon) -- Considered to be one of the largest community events in the East County, the annual El Cajon Safety & Career Expo is being held Saturday, October 13th, at 100 E. Lexington Avenue from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

After a special noon welcome ceremony, the El Cajon Police Department will have a special Police K-9 demonstration.  San Diego Gas & Electric and Mission Federal Credit Union are our title sponsors, both dedicated to education in the community.  Stop by their booths for valuable safety information and get a fire badge sticker and red fire helmet for the children.

Meet the 9-1-1 For Kid*s Mascot Red E. Fox, Smokey Bear, and Mother Goose.  See over 40 exhibits addressing important issues such as; fire safety, disaster preparedness, and driving safety.  The child safety fun zone will feature a giant inflatable house and fire safety trailer where children will learn about having a home escape plan in case of fire.

Joining us for their 6th year, the Kiwanis Club of East San Diego County will be giving away free safety helmets - while supplies last and Home Depot is back with their children*s safety workshop.  The Office of Emergency Services and the American Red Cross will have additional disaster preparedness information.  Visit the career section with several College representatives and find out what it takes to become a firefighter, a police officer and 9-1-1 dispatcher.

For more information, please visit the website at www.heartlandfire.org, or call (619) 441-1737.

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