Family friendly safety event on NW side tomorrow - Tucson News Now

Family friendly safety event on NW side tomorrow

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

This weekend brings a chance for parents to help protect their children.  It is a family safety event happening on Tucson's northwest side.  It is a very family-friendly even here tomorrow, giveaways for kids, and important safety information for adults. 

Some health organizations will be giving injury prevention information and car seat safety inspections.  And ‘Safe Kids Coalition Tucson' will be fitting and giving free bicycle helmets. 

The Pima County Sheriff's Department will be talking with folks about what to do to keep themselves and their home safe, but also how to keep their children safe. 

They will be issuing child identification kits; that is where parents can come in and have their child fingerprinted, photographed and a DNA sample to hold on to.  The whole pack is given back to the parent in case it should ever be needed in the future. 

"It can be tremendously helpful in an effort to locate somebody in this particular case that I am thinking of, the parent actually did have this kit available so we could use it in our efforts to locate the child," said Pima County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Peine. 

This event will be taking place tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the McDonalds at River and La Cholla. 

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