Stephens County 911/EMS to Sponsor First Annual Spring Fling

In effort to improve citizen relations, Stephens County E-911 Communications will be hosting its First Annual Public Safety Spring Fling.

This event is scheduled for April 14th, 2018 from 10am – 3pm at the Stephens County Recreation Department ball fields located at Rose Lane

Dispatcher Meghan Fraser says the Spring Fling is a good way for the public to get know local safety personnel.

“Our sole focus is to bridge the gap between the public and our safety personnel,” she said. We want to bring them together with our EMS personnel and firefighters so they can see what we actually do.”

Fraser said the festival will feature mascots, clowns, emergency vehicles, various children’s activities and more.

“It’s going to be a completely free event, Fraser explained. “There’s going to be a bouncy house out there. Quality Foods and Chick-Fil-A will also be out there. We just want people to come out, bring their families and get familiar with these entities that people often rely on.”

There will also be a burn house set up to teach children what to do in the event of house fire.

Frasher says they hope to make this an annual event.

“My coworker who is putting this together with me also helped start the one in Habersham and it’s grown to be a rather large event. So, we’re headed towards that path to do it every year and hopefully it will get bigger and bigger every year,” she said.

Fraser said they are also looking for people to volunteer and more organizations or groups to participate.

To get more information on the Public Safety Spring Fling, you can contact Fraser at 06-599-8408 or Lynn Thurmond at: 864-237-5887.