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Mon County Hosts 2nd Annual Todd May Memorial First Responders Fair
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on May 11, 2013 @ 8:12PM
Created on May 11, 2013 @ 8:07PM

If you've ever had to call 9-1-1, you know exactly how hard our first responders work to make sure you get the help you need during an emergency, and that's exactly what they were showing off at Mylan Park on Saturday.

The Mon County Emergency Services hosted its second annual Todd May Memorial First Responders Fair. They showed off to the crowd what exactly happens during an emergency, and how first responders make sure they get to you quickly.

"It supports him, and shows the community what we do when we put our lives on the line," says Brian King of the Granville Fire Department

The fair didn't just cover the importance of first responders, but it was also held in honor of one of Mon County's own. If you recall, Seargant Michael Todd May of the Mon County Sheriff's Department was tragically killed by a drunk driver last year while in the line of duty.

Director Mike Wolfe says events like these help show the people how first responders stay safe.

"We have a lot of volunteer fire departments out here today. They don't get paid for what they do, so it allows them to say thank you for what they do," says Mike Wolf, Director of Mon County Emergency Services

If you're ever in an emergency situation, there's some things you should keep in mind.

First, call 9-1-1 if you're having any kind of emergency. Make sure you have some kind of a family communication plan. Finally, if you happen to be in your car during an emergency, make sure you carry some backup batteries in case your phones should die.


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