Emergency Preparedness Be Ready Night

Robin Retzloff fdrn at tampabay.rr.com
Wed Jun 4 17:09:16 PDT 2014

Polk County Emergency Management and the Lakeland Flying Tigers have teamed
up to host an Emergency Preparedness Night on Wednesday, June 11. The event
will begin when the gates to Joker Marchant Stadium open at 5:30 p.m. and
will continue throughout the game as the Flying Tigers battle the Brevard
Manatees. First pitch will cross home plate at 6:30 p.m.

        For the eleventh consecutive year, Minor League Baseball is
partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Ready Campaign
and Citizen Corps Program to educate and empower Americans to prepare for
and respond to emergencies including natural disasters and potential
terrorist attacks. This is the fifth season the Flying Tigers have
participated in the campaign.

We are honored to have Petrina McCutchen, Polk Sheriff’s Office, Human
Resources Minority Recruiter and mother of Fort Meade’s Andrew McCutchen,
All Star Outfielder for the Pittsburg Pirates sing the National Anthem.
Polk County Fire Rescue Color Guard will present the colors at the game.
PCFR Firefighter/EMT Billy “Bubba” Hardwick has agreed to throw out the
first pitch. Bubba, as know in the baseball world, is a graduate of Santa
Fe Catholic High School. He was drafted, as a left hand pitcher by the
the 16th round
the 1991 MLB June Amateur Draft from Polk Community College
the Milwaukee Brewers
the23rd round
the 1992 MLB June Amateur Draft from Polk Community College.
continued his career for 11 seasons, before becoming a firefighter.

          There will be PSA audio and video messages, trivia questions,
games and contests throughout the game to educate fans. There will be
information regarding hurricane preparedness as the beginning of June marks
the beginning of Hurricane season.

        Being a Wednesday night game, you can purchase an All-You-Can-Eat
ticket for $10 in advance or $11 at the gate and fill up on hot dogs,
hamburgers, Polish sausages, popcorn, pretzels, Cracker Jacks and chips
from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

*Rosa Driggs*

*Public Education Officer*

*Polk County Fire Rescue*

*1295 Brice Blvd*Bartow, FL 33830*

*(863)519-FIRE (3473) Office*

*863-701-5247 cell – for day of event*

*Like Us - facebook.com/polkfire <http://facebook.com/polkfire>*

*Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) is a division of the Board of County
Commissioners. PCFR provides fire, emergency medical and emergency
management services to residents in a 2000-square-mile area, as well as
provides mutual aid to surrounding counties. PCFR has more than 600 full
time employees throughout 45 stations, which run more than 80,000 calls
each year.*

[image: <Be Ready Night 2014 - Full Page Flyer.pdf>]
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