The First Responders' Critical Support Foundation is hosting a first responders' action day May 11.
The day's activities will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Omaha Public Safety Training Center, 11616 Rainwood Road.
The event is free and will feature demonstrations by police and firefighters at various “action zones.”
Police action zones:
— Drunk driving simulator, bomb robot, skid car, motorcycle demo, mobile command post, bike officer, segway demo, horse patrol, K-9.
— Firefighter action zones: Smoke trailer, hydrant sprinkler, barrel demo, mobile command center, firefighter gear, HAZMAT truck, firetrucks, jaws of life, fire hoses, water rescue.
— Kid action zones: Coloring contest, games, photo station with police officers and firefighters, DeeJay, giveaways, free food.
The First Responders Critical Support Foundation (formerly known as the Firefighter & Police Appreciation Foundation) is a nonprofit organization that provides support to Omaha-area first responders.
Funds raised by the foundation have assisted local agencies with purchases of various items. The foundation assists with programs and activities that are designed to improve public safety and show appreciation to Omaha first responders.
The foundation is raising funds to purchase 40,000 combination smoke/carbon monoxide detectors that will be installed by the Omaha Fire Department, free of charge, in homes in Omaha's low-income areas.