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Kids Safety Event Promotes Awareness

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Old Navy workers held their third Kids Safety Day Saturday. The event promoted awareness and informed parents of what resources are in the community.

Families stopped by the Old Navy parking lot to learn more about how to be safe in the community.

"I think just from a parent's standpoint, I just like knowing that there are places and resources for us to go so we do have that information to keep him safe," said Shannon Warren. "There's a lot of things that happen every day that you don't know how to deal with."

Old Navy employees invited the Billings Police Department, Billings Fire Department, and Safe Kids of Yellowstone County to provide safety information to children and their parents.

"I just think it's important for our business to be able to help make the community safe and do what we can do to give back to the community," said Mandy Burrow, Old Navy's Store Manager.

The Billings Police Department and Fire Department gave kids tours of their cars and trucks and let them try on gear.

"It's a great opportunity for the police department, fire department, everybody involved to get out there and be one on one with the kids, actually give them some safety tips, offer things like the child id kits and some information for the parents as well," said Tom Keightly, Billings Police Department Public Relations Officer.

"We wanted to make sure that they feel safe when they're talking to us and not scared of firefighters or police men," said Alan Harber, Billings Fire Department Engineer. "We want them to be our friends and educate them to be safe."

Old Navy also teamed up with Famous Dave's and Michaels to provide fun activities for the kids at the event.