GGC hosts 2016 Preparedness and Safety Fair

Student with firefighter trying on helmet

A GGC student tries on a Gwinnett County firefighter’s helmet.

Georgia Gwinnett College welcomed emergency and safety organizations from across Gwinnett County and the greater Atlanta area to campus today for the college’s annual Preparedness and Safety Fair.
The fair included a demonstration of the Jaws of Life, a device used to free people who are trapped inside a wrecked vehicle. Students also took turns extinguishing a controlled fire with help from the Gwinnett County Fire Department.

“The annual GGC Campus Preparedness and Safety Fair creates the opportunity to make the GGC community more aware of a number of programs and outreach activities, including those on campus and within Gwinnett County,” said Carlton “Buck” Buchanan, GGC director of Emergency Management. “These activities encourage individual safety and emergency preparedness and fit nicely into the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA READY campaign encouraging public involvement to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.”

Officials from the Gwinnett County Fire Department, Gwinnett County Emergency Management Agency, Gwinnett County Police Department, Gwinnett Sexual Assault Center, Gwinnett Amateur Radio Emergency Services, Gwinnett Newton Rockdale County Health Department, Lawrenceville Police Department, and various GGC organizations were all on hand to answer questions and providing information to GGC students.

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