Thousands of Redwood City residents emerged from their homes and into the streets Tuesday night to show a united front against crime.
The , and the Police Activities League amongst others mingled with residents to remind them of the constant services available to the community.
Christy Adonis, the Redwood City/San Carlos Fire Department’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, said this event was really important to bring awareness to steps that families could take to prepare for an emergency.
“People forget that there are far fewer first responders than they think,” Adagio said.
She added that groups and companies of 20+ could request free classes.
Residents were able to gather safety information from vendors as well as enjoy the family-friendly activities along Broadway Street.
“This is a great turnout,” said Tom Cronin. “There’s something for everyone.”
A giant slide, face painting, mask making and balloon animals entertained the children at the event while parents could shop for fresh, local produce at the Farmers’ Market.
“The Farmers’ Market definitely brought out a large crowd,” Cronin added.
The Rotary Club Farmers’ Market is the largest in Redwood City and from 4 to 8 p.m.
Diana Villegas of the police department said that Redwood City had participated on and off during the past few years but has vamped up the event this year.
“And it’s only going to get better,” Villegas said.