Emergency! Quick…Dial 911!

When firefighters, police officers or EMTs arrive and take control you aren’t thinking about how they acquired their skills, stay strong and agile with minds completely focused. You just want their help.

Now you can watch as public safety personnel showcase their prowess during the third annual First Responders Challenge on Saturday, November 1, 2014 when they will compete for prizes and bragging rights as the most skilled among their peers.

This family-friendly event will be held on Manatee Technical Institute’s Lakewood Ranch Campus at 5530 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Admission is free and there will be food concessions along with demonstrations by various public safety agencies such as Bay Flite; Palmetto Police Department attack dog unit; Manatee County Urban Search and Rescue dogs; and East Manatee County Fire Rescue emergency extrication teams. Young children can be photographed wearing full firefighter turnout gear.

The First Responders Challenge is being organized by the Manatee Technical Institute Alumni Association and proceeds will benefit the MTI Foundation which provides scholarships to MTI students for tuition, books and uniforms.

Registration for the First Responders Challenge is now open and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Details can be found by calling (941) 751-7900 ext.

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