HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - Saturday was public safety day in the city of Holyoke.
The entire range of municipal services were put on display in the parking lot behind Holyoke high school. From Police, fire and public works departments to Holyoke's medical reserve corps and the community emergency response team
Jamie Dunn's son is Holyoke police officer. He wanted his grandson to know the inner workings of his Dad's job protecting the public.
"Absolutely, I think It's good for the fire and police departments and for the people of Holyoke, most people want to see what's going on," Dunn said.
But most important according to Holyoke police Lt. Matthew Moriarty is that the people who provide the daily service aren't just anonymous individuals. Lt. Moriarty told 22News, a face should go with their function helping people who live in Holyoke
"The people that we either see or don't see, the employees of the city make sure the city keeps functioning. This is a day folks can see what they offer," Lt. Moriarty said.
Public safety day visitors would learn which city departments are responsible for providing emergency services should the city ever have to cope with some future natural disaster.