In honor of 9/11, the Cadillac Fire Department hosted the annual Child Safety Expo.
The expo started the year following 9/11 to have a community-focused event.
Kids got to practice escaping from a simulated smoke-filled home in the fire safety trailer and vision screenings. The event also had car seat safety checks and police K-9 and therapy dogs.
“When we can protect our children right from the start, then we can help ensure a safe and healthy future for them as they grow and as they learn in our community. And learning about things within our community is what makes a family strong,” said Karen Staub, prevention coordinator for the Wexford-Missuakee Child Protection Council.
The more than 200 children and parents also enjoyed music and food at the expo.