Community Fair Provides Safety Education and Fun-Filled Day for the Entire Family

TAYLOR, Mich., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A fun-filled day of safety exhibits and demonstrations will be featured at an Open House at Wayne County Community College District's (WCCCD) Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education (MIPSE) on Saturday, August 4 , 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wayne County Sheriff's Office is co-hosting the Family Safety Fair for Community Emergency Preparedness event with the College.

The free event is open to the public and presents WCCCD's Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education -- heralded nationally to be one of the finest of its kind in the emergency training field -- to the entire community. MIPSE is located on WCCCD's Downriver Campus, 21000 Northline Road, in Taylor.

"We are proud to offer a state-of-the-art safety and emergency preparedness training facility as part of our continued commitment and investment in Wayne County," said Dr. Curtis Ivery , WCCCD Chancellor. "MIPSE is not only an excellent training ground for the men and women that serve to protect us, but with events like this, also serves as a terrific resource for vital information to help keep Michigan's families safe."

The event will feature fire safety, home emergency preparedness and identity theft workshops at 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. A special "Kids Corner" will give children an up-close view of fire-fighting and other safety equipment, with special photo opportunities included. Complimentary fruit punch, popcorn and hot dogs will be served.

The $5.5 million MIPSE facility houses a 5-story fire tower, a 12,000 square feet Training Center, a 50,000 square feet driver training area and a man-made lake for water rescue simulations. The facility also includes simulators for airplane, train, and tunnel rescue missions. The new facility provides Homeland Security, Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS and industrial personnel at the local, state and national level with emergency response education and training services in a safe and controlled environment, and plays an integral role in making WCCCD a national leader in emergency training and response.

The District is committed to continue to develop new programs, host more community-based training sessions, improve student facilities and services, upgrade technologies, make capital investments in massive building expansion projects, train staff members to enhance their skills and revamp internal processes to maximize efficiency. For more information on Wayne County Community College District, please visit For more information about MIPSE's free Community Emergency Preparedness and Safety Fair, call 734-946-3500.

SOURCE Wayne County Community College District