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Posted on: May 5, 2017

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Public Safety Day and Community Shred Event

PURCELLVILLE, Va. May 5, 2017 - Join the Purcellville Police Department, along with Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company in hosting our local, regional, and state public safety partners in a fun day of exploration and learning; Saturday May 13, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The event kicks off both National Police Week and EMS Week, which are celebrated across the country. Public Safety Day activities include children’s activities, tours of the Safety Center, a meet & greet with area first responders, along with large equipment displays. We are pleased to have the following agencies join us: Leesburg PD, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Loudoun County Animal Services, and Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control.

We look forward to meeting residents and visitors of all ages! There will be many displays of fire, police, and rescue vehicles and equipment. The Purcellville Police Department's barrel train, a moon bounce, music, food for purchase, and much more will be available for the young and young at heart! For questions pertaining to Public Safety Day please contact Christa Kermode at 540-338-7422.

National Police Week is recognized during the week of May 15. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation naming May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day. The Purcellville Police Department has proudly serviced the residents of Purcellville since 1908; growing into the State Accredited Agency it is today. Purcellville PD strives to provide law enforcement services in partnership with the community that provide a safe environment with the highest quality of life for all residents, business owners and visitors to enjoy.

In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities. EMS Week allows communities to recognize that emergency medical services are an essential public function and a vital component in the medical care continuum. The Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad (PVRS) provides emergency medical and rescue services for our community, staffed completely by volunteers. PVRS counts on community support for its operations.

Also in conjunction with Public Safety Day, the Town of Purcellville will host a free community shred event on Saturday, May 13, from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM/noon at Loudoun Valley High School near the practice turf field. This is an opportunity to recycle your old paper documents and confidential files safely and securely. You can observe your documents being shredded right before your eyes! So that we may accommodate everyone, we ask that you bring no more than four letter size file boxes to shred. For questions pertaining to the shred event, please contact Diana Hays, Town Clerk, at 540-338-7421.

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