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June 8 Family Safety Fair at NYPA Visitors Center
Tour Fire Safety House; Simulate Texting While Driving; Register for Child Safety I.D.s and More

Contact:
Teresa Martinez
(716)-286-6652
teresa.martinez@nypa.gov


May 31, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will hold a Family Safety Fair on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at its admission-free Power Vista, the visitor center for NYPA’s Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant.

The event will feature safety information and presentations from various public safety offices and exhibitors. This includes an exhibit that simulates the hazards of texting while driving, operated by the New York State Police and presented in cooperation with Nationwide Insurance.

Children will get to tour the Niagara Falls Fire Department Fire Safety House to learn about creating and executing a fire safety plan.  There will also be a bicycle rodeo with the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department—so don’t forget to bring your bicycle and helmet for this activity!

Parents can obtain a free child safety identification card for their children from New York Life Insurance; and get their car seats checked by law enforcement officials to determine if they have been properly installed.

Police K-9 demonstrations will also take place on the Power Vista traffic circle as part of the event. Children who complete a Safety Day quiz have a chance to win a gift certificate to Bert’s Bikes.

Free rides on the Niagara Scenic Trolley between the Power Vista and the Gorge Discovery Center will be offered during the event courtesy of New York State Office of Parks, Recreations and Historic Preservation.

Visitors also can enjoy the Power Vista’s attractions, which include more than 50 displays and interactive exhibits relating to the production of electricity, energy efficiency and the area’s history, including spectacular views from the observation deck 350 feet above the Niagara River Gorge. Parking and admission at the Power Vista is always free.

For more information, contact the Niagara Project Power Vista at 716-286-6661 or email npvista@nypa.gov.

About NYPA:

The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■ For more information visit www.nypa.gov or follow @NYPAenergy on Twitter.



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