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Pet Adopt-a-thon and more on Oct. 31 as part of
Emergency services celebrate annual appreciation day
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County and city emergency services will celebrate the annual Emergency Services Appreciation Day Event Saturday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held on the grounds of Animal Care and Control and Fire Headquarters – Station No. 7, located at 1496 Rockbridge Road.

The Rockdale County Department of Emergency Services, which includes Fire Rescue, Animal Care and Control and Emergency 9-1-1, will be joined by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, the city of Conyers Police Department and National EMS to host this all-day event.

Activities will include the following:

Rockdale County Fire Rescue

Equipment demonstrations and display, Home Escape Plan Obstacle Course, Station tours, and robot

Rockdale County Animal Control Adopt-a-Thon, which will include:

- spay and neuter booth

- low cost shots clinic

- micro-chipping clinic

- pet toe nail clipping

- animal training

- one adoption fee waived

Rockdale County 9-1-1, 9-1-1 Simulator (teaches children how to make 9-1-1 calls)

Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office – ID kits, which including finger printing children for parent records, vehicle and equipment displays and demonstrations

National EMS – Vehicle demonstrations and robot

Conyers Police Department - Vehicle and equipment displays and demonstrations

Other activities will include an emcee with a live band, an inflatable bounce house and slide and other children’s games; face painting and balloons; door prizes; giveaways; and a cookout for all attendees, which will include hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, sodas and other snacks.

All activities and food are free to the public and all are encouraged to stop by to visit with Rockdale/Conyers public safety personnel, adopt a new family member at the Animal Shelter and learn about safety tips for children and families.

To learn more about the event, contact Fire Safety Educator Sharon Webb with Rockdale County Department of Emergency Services at or at 770-278-8401.