Scout organizes Public Safety Day at Westfield Trumbull

Westfield Trumbull has teamed up with the Trumbull Police Department and Eagle Scout Candidate Ian Maloney, of Boy Scouts of America Troop 67, to hold Public Safety Day, this Sat. Sept. 13.

The event is from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. at Westfield Trumbull in the parking lots outside Panera Bread. Maloney, a 16 year-old Trumbull resident, is carrying out Public Safety Day to serve as his Eagle Scout Project, a major requirement in achieving scouting’s highest rank.

Those who attend Public Safety Day 2014 can learn all about the public safety resources available to them. This event will serve as both an educational and fun experience for all. Admission will be free, and the event is suitable for all ages.

Key aspects include a helicopter landing (weather permitting), an array of emergency vehicles and equipment and Connecticut State Police crash and rollover simulators. There will be various information booths, as well.

“Public Safety Day is a project that has been in the works for nearly a year now, and plans are proceeding accordingly,” Maloney said. “This day will provide the citizens of Fairfield County an inside look at the vast resources at their disposal. While adults take a look at what participating departments and organizations have to offer, children are free to interact with first responders and their equipment. There’s something in store for everyone.”

In a collaborative effort, Maloney, Westfield Trumbull, and the Trumbull Police Department are on a mission to provide the public with an outstanding service and an inside look at public safety from an extraordinarily broad perspective. With all that has been put into Public Safety Day, Maloney believes all will walk away having learned something new.

“I find it truly amazing how diligently Ian has worked and how much time he has put into making this project a success,” said Trumbull Police Officer Tim Fedor. “His true colors shined as he put himself to work making this project unfold the way it has. A combination of passion, drive, and hard work has led Ian to execute a task that so many would struggle with. I highly recommend stopping by the mall on Saturday to take a look at the magnitude of what Ian has put together; I’m sure you’ll be just as impressed as I am.”