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 disaster education.

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 rosadriggs@polkfl.com. For more information about Polk County Fire Rescue, go to www.polkfire.net.

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