KAHULUI - The Maui Memorial Medical Center Summer Safety Fair will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Maui Mall in Kahului.
The inaugural event will showcase various hospital departments and services as well as outside organizations and feature hands-on activities, cooking demonstrations, free samples and educational exhibits.
Free CPR training classes will be at 10 and 11 a.m., and will be on a first-come basis. In addition, the first 75 children to participate in a bike helmet fitting will receive a free helmet.
As part of the fair, the Maui County Paramedics Association is partnering with the hospital trauma services group to provide information aimed at preventing traumatic injury or death. Maui paramedics have responded to 997 trauma calls in the last six months involving injuries, most of which could have been prevented, according to the association. Topics covered will include impaired driving with simulation activities, fall prevention for kupuna and domestic violence and suicide awareness and prevention.
"The goal of this event is to educate the public in preventing injuries in hopes that they will take this information, apply it to their own lives, and share it with others" said Anna-Marie Later, a registered nurse and Maui County trauma program coordinator for Maui Memorial Medical Center and the state Department of Health.
Other topics will include smoking cessation, nutrition tips and more.
For more information, call Karey Oura at 442-5663.