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Community safety fair

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. — The Cortina Ward in Queen Creek Ariz., along with the Rural Metro Fire Department, hosted a Safety Fair for the community on Oct. 8. More than 600 people attended the event at which they had booths on CPR, 72-hour kits, basic first aid for the home, fire safety and more. United Blood Services collected 30 pints of blood. Food was sold at the event and all proceeds ($380) went to help victims of hurricane Katrina.

The event was interactive, including the use of dummies at the CPR booth. The fire department had a makeshift house that filled with fake smoke and children could practice what they had just learned from the firemen on how to get out of a burning house.

"It was a tremendous effort of the community, church and business for the common good of the city," said Tom Duford, a planner for the event.

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