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Health and Safety Fair on Saturday

Free dental, breast cancer screenings, flu shots

GREENFIELD — Would you like to take a tour of one of the town’s fire trucks, receive a free flu shot or have a breast cancer or dental screening done, all in one place?

You’ll find those and more at the Greenfield Health and Fire departments’ second annual Health and Safety Fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire station, 412 Main St.

The two departments have teamed up once again to promote health, and National Fire Prevention Week.

The event is free, open to the public, and very kid-friendly, organizers say.

The town’s Health Department will offer:

∎ free flu shots

∎ a children’s activities book

∎ public health information

∎ a free raffle to win one of four emergency preparedness kits valued between $150 and $200

∎ the town’s Fire Department will offer:

∎ fire truck tours

∎ home sprinkler demonstrations

∎ auto extrication demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

∎ Safe House will be at the station all day

∎ fire extinguisher training and demonstrations

Greenfield Police Department will also be there offering kid safety kits and police tours, and will run a fingerprinting station.

Throughout the day, Franklin County Community Health Center will offer breast cancer and dental screenings, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will offer K-9 demonstrations and TRIAD senior safety display and activities, and Greenfield Public Library will have fire-, police- and health-themed books on display and will offer a story time and crafts related to those themes.

Baystate Health Ambulance will offer a free blood pressure clinic and ambulance tours and the Red Cross will offer emergency disaster vehicle tours.

There will be free parking in the municipal parking lot between the fire station and post office.

Mayor William Martin, who is a registered nurse, will kick off the event by giving several of the first flu shots.

For more information, contact the Health Department at 413-772-1404.

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