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From the Fire Station – June 2022 – Cross Timbers Gazette | Denton County South | mound of flowers

In partnership with the Argyle Police Department, the 2n/a The annual Child Safety Fair will be held Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Liberty Christian School, 1301 South Hwy 377 in Argyle. This event is *FREE* to our community and information on water safety, gun safety, poison prevention and fire safety will be provided.

“I really wanted to host an event for parents to bring their kids and experience all the different ways to keep them safe, all under one umbrella,” Argyle Police Chief Emmitt Jackson said.

Jackson said about 500 people attended the first event last year and the department expects at least as many attendees this year. He said drug and gun safety is imperative for families with young children.

“Pills look like candy to kids, so it’s important to keep them out of reach,” he said. “And when it comes to guns, I’ve seen way too many examples of kids getting their hands on their dad’s gun.”

We will have FREE giveaways such as booster seats, life jackets, gun vaults and more. Have fun in the bouncy house, water slide, climbing wall and more. Police and fire vehicles will be on site for children to see and touch. We will have FREE snow cones to keep you cool. Hot dog meals will be on sale and all proceeds will benefit the families of fallen officers (donations can be made ahead of the event at

We look forward to seeing you there!

In April, Denton County ESD #1 answered 271 calls, with an average response time (from dispatch to arrival) of 6:57.

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(Digital editor Mark Smith contributed to this story)