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Posted on: June 27, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Celebrating the Superhero in All of Us - National Night Out

K9 and child superheros

Save the Date!

Fred Meyer & Eugene Police National Night Out 

hosted by Eugene Ems

August 6, 2019

5-8 p.m.

Celebrating the Superhero in All of Us



We are in full swing planning for the Fred Meyer & Eugene Police National Night Out Hosted by Eugene Emeralds Baseball Club at PK Park to celebrate the superhero in all of us on August 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. We will be joined by University of Oregon Police Department, Eugene Springfield Fire EMS, Eugene Public Works,  Eugene Parks, Eugene Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement, Safe Kids West Oregon sponsored by PeaceHealth, and more.


This event will be a fun and family-centric celebration of our community featuring a children’s superhero costume contest, K9 demo, Fire Dog Casey, Metro Explosives Disposal Unit van and robot, Crisis Negotiation van and team, traffic teams of UO and EPD, SWAT Bear Cat Armored Unit, Radar Trailer, bouncy house, fast pitch, slide, tours of police, fire and public works vehicles, chief vs. chief competition,  goodie bags for younger children while supplies last, and of course some Eugene Ems Baseball players.


The superhero costume contest for children will be in three categories ( ages 0-3, 4-6, and 7-9) and judged by our first responder heroes from police, fire and public works. First through third place will receive prizes and a medallion. Participants will receive a participant ribbon. Parents/guardians can sign up at the event for their child or children to participate. Special thanks for the prize help by Burley Bikes, Fred Meyer, and Eugene Police Foundation.


We will be having an Fred Meyer and Eugene Police Department National Night Out and City Fair, hosted by the Eugene Ems, at PK Park on August 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. as part of that event, we will be doing advertising, both social and radio, along with earned media. The Eugene Ems will be promoting this event through their channels, and after May 23, we will be reaching out to get some ideas about what we could do with local radio.


Eugene National Night Out planning is looking at the following: music, and fun activities along with a focus on crime prevention topics (bike, traffic safety, bike theft, scam, personal safety, burglary, and more). We will have displays of equipment, vehicles, K9, parade and costume contest. Eugene Ems are supplying sound/music, venue, food trucks (limited, no host), etc. We may also have other city participation, for instance Fire EMS truck.  



What is National Night Out?

Neighborhoods and cities across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits. National Night Out is always the first Tuesday in August. This year it will be on August 6.


National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-public partnerships to make our communities safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between residents and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. 

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