The event will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The day will kick off with the Rome High School JROTC presenting the colors at 10:15 a.m., followed by Rome City Commission Buzz Wachsteter officially opening the event.
Public safety agencies and nonprofit 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 on site 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-shirt on behalf of Chick-fil-A, Redmond Regional Medical Center, Mount Berry Square mall, High Voltage Prints and the Northwest Georgia Public Health Office of Emergency Preparedness. For more information about Emergency Preparedness Day at Mount Berry Square mall, please contact Tricia Dillard by calling 706-234-3597.