Emergency Preparedness Be Ready Night
Winging it is Not an Emergency Plan
Mark your calendars; June 11 is Emergency Preparedness Be Ready
Night at the Lakeland Flying Tigers game.
It will be a night of education, baseball and all-you-can-eat food for $11 a person
as the Flying Tigers face the Brevard Manatees. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the
first pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland.
Polk County Emergency Management teamed up with the Flying Tigers to teach fans
the importance of hurricane preparedness and how to prepare for an emergency. Throughout
the night, members of the county’s Community Emergency Response Teams will hand
out materials to fans and answer any questions they may have about safety.
During the game, fans will hear and watch public service announcements about emergency
preparedness, answer trivia questions, play games and compete in contests about
For the 11th year, Minor League Baseball partnered with the Federal Emergency Management
Agency’s Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps Program to educate fans on how to respond
to natural disaster emergencies and potential terrorist attacks. This is the fifth
season the Flying Tigers have participated in the campaign.
For more information, or to order tickets for the game, call the Flying Tigers at
(863) 686-8075, or visit them online at LakelandFlyingTigers.com. Fans also can
purchase tickets at the stadium box office at 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland.
To schedule an emergency preparedness program for your group meeting, call Rosa
Driggs, a public education officer for Polk County Fire Rescue, at (863) 519-FIRE
(3473), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Polk County Fire Rescue, go to www.polkfire.net.
Map/Directions to Tigers
Baseball Game at Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland, FL