NYPA Visitors Center Hosts Family Safety Fair
Tour Fire Safety House; Learn Texting While Driving Dangers; Child Safety I.D.s

Teresa Martinez

July 2, 2012


LEWISTON--The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will hold a Family Safety Fair on July 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the admission-free Power Vista, the visitors’ center for NYPA’s Niagara Power Project.

The event will feature safety information and presentations from various safety offices and exhibitors, including an exhibit that simulates the hazards of texting while driving, operated by the New York State Police. The first 300 children will receive a safety whistle. Other activities and exhibits include:

  • Niagara Falls Fire Department Fire Safety House
  • Niagara Falls Police Mobile Command Unit Children’s bicycle safety rodeo with bicycle safety checks operated by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department. (Children must bring their own bike and helmet)
  • Car Seat Safety Checks by the Niagara Falls Police Demonstrations by the Lockport Police Department’s K-9 Unit
  • Niagara County Sheriff’s Department Marine Patrol Boater Safety with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Child Safety Identification Cards, New York State Police

Crafts, food and free trolley service throughout the event between the Gorge Discovery Center and the Power Vista, provided in cooperation with the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, will round out the day’s activities.

Following is a schedule of various safety presentations that will be held in the Power Vista Classroom throughout the day:

  • 10:30 a.m. – Preparing a household emergency plan, Border Community SERVICES (Special Emergency Response Volunteer Initiative for Community Empowerment) at Niagara University
  • 12:30 a.m. – Computer/Cyber Safety, Niagara Falls Police 1:30 p.m. - Electrical Safety and hair-raising experiences, NYPA
  • 2:30 p.m. – Border safety, U.S. Border Patrol
  • 3:30 p.m. – Park and Outdoor Safety, New York State Park Police
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, and 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’s Power Vista at 716-286-6661 or email:

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 is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.■It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it 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,

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