American Legion Post 83 is hosting the first "Kids Community Education Day" today.
The event brings area police, firefighters and state troopers together to teach children and their parents about safety, according to John Knupke, house committee chairman for the Legion.
"We're just getting back into having more community events," he said.
Police will help parents create fingerprint ID cards for their children.
"It's a good proactive approach to the community," said Perkins Township police Sgt. Dan McLaughlin. "We open up the police cars and let the kids crawl in."
The Ohio National Guard will be on hand with a Humvee for children to look at, Knupke said. The Ohio State Highway Patrol will teach car seat safety and firefighters will talk about smoke detector and fire safety.
The event is free and open to the public. A lunch of hot dogs, pop and chips will be provided at no cost.
What: Kids Community Education Day
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today
Where: American Legion Shelter House, 3615 Hayes Ave.