MSU Extension Office to host Safety Expo


The Mississippi State University Extension office of Attala County will hold a Safety Expo for local elementary students.

The event will be held at the Attala County Coliseum Tuesday, March 5 for 5th graders.

Local and leaders in several fields will give presentations on several different areas of safety.

Topics and experts include:

  1. Weather Safety – Jim Dendy
  2. Heat Exhaustion/Hydration – Dr. Breck Richardson
  3. Fire – Kosciusko Fire Department
  4. Wildfire Safety – Chris Burnham: MS Forestry Commission
  5. Boating & Hunting Safety – Jason Blaylock, Phillip Fance, Brice Cole: MS Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks
  6. Electricity – Entergy
  7. Internet Safety – Cole Bowman: Desktop Service Specialist MSU Extension Office
  8. Firearm Safety – Jose Watson: Mississippi Highway Patrol
  9. 911 – Danny Townsend: E911 Director
  10. Tobacco Prevention – Lynn McCafferty: MS Tobacco Free Coalition
  11. Lawn Mower Safety – Jim McAadory & Darrel Banks: Winston/Choctaw County Extension Agent
  12. Household Poison – Jasmine Harris-Speight: Service Instructor MSU Extension Office
  13. ATV Safety – Jason Hurdle: Scott County Extension Agent
  14. Natural Gas Safety – Atmos Energy
  15. Stranger Danger – Kosciusko Police

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