Emergency Preparedness Day will be an opportunity for families and individuals to learn about public safety and how to prepare for disasters.
The day will kick off with the Rome High School JROTC presenting the colors at 10:15 a.m., immediately followed by Rome City Commission Chair Buzz Wachsteter officially opening Emergency Preparedness Day at the Mall.
Public safety agencies and non-profit organizations will be set up throughout the mall with information and activities to help the people of northwest Georgia prepare for an emergency or disaster.
The Floyd County Sheriff's Office will be providing a children's identification station where parents can put together packets that would identify a child's fingerprints and photograph in case of an emergency.
Floyd County Safe Kids, sponsored by Redmond Regional Medical Center EMS, will also be hosting a bike rodeo to teach children about bicycle safety and a fire house trailer to teach kids about the dangers of fire.
Georgia State Patrol will also be onsite to do car-seat education.
Other represented agencies include the Floyd County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit, Civil Air Patrol, Rome Fire Department, Floyd County and Gordon County Emergency Management Agencies, Rome City Police, Amateur Radio, Redmond Regional and Floyd Emergency Medical Services, Floyd County CERT and the Floyd County Sheriff's Posse.
The Floyd County Police SWAT Team and Bomb Squad will also be present.
The first 150 children (12 and under) to arrive will receive a free t-shift on behalf of Chick-fil-A, Redmond Regional Hospital, Mount Berry Square mall, High Voltage Prints and the NWGA Public Health Office of Emergency Preparedness. For more information about Emergency Preparedness Day at Mount Berry Square Mall, please contact Tricia at 706-234-3597.