The Annual G.A.I.N. Public Safety Night is set to take place at Pioneer Community Park, 8755 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hosted by Peoria’s Police & Fire-Medical Departments, the event is a perfect blend of family fun and essential safety education.
Aimed at families, the event allows kids the thrilling opportunity to explore police cars, fire trucks, and a variety of specialty emergency vehicles up close. Various safety organizations will be present, setting up displays and demonstrations to guide families on the best practices to stay safe.
But it’s not all serious business. Ensuring that learning comes with a dose of fun, organizers have planned free bouncy activities, face painting, and several other child-friendly attractions. The event, which is open to all members of the community, ensures an enjoyable evening for attendees of all ages.
Initiated in 1998, G.A.I.N. stands for Getting Arizonans Involved in Neighborhoods. It began as an alternative to the National Night Out held in August, aiming to foster a sense of community in cooler weather. Over the years, it has evolved into a hallmark event that underscores Peoria’s commitment to maintaining its reputation as a safe and family-oriented city.
With every activity and attraction being free of charge, attendees can relish the chance to meet and interact with the first responders from their neighborhoods, and benefit from invaluable information shared by a broad spectrum of safety providers throughout the community.
For more details about the G.A.I.N. Public Safety Night, interested parties can reach out at 623-773-7099 or visit peoriaaz.gov/gain.