“Basically it's a chance for local citizens to meet, interact, and appreciate those that serve to protect them — and also to see what they're doing,” Mooney said. Agencies such as The MASSPORT Security, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, U.S. Postal Service, the FBI’s Boston office, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the National Guard Civil Support Team, the Watertown Police, Fire, and Department of Public Works, the MASS 9/11 Fund, and many more were present. It was a time for Watertown citizens to learn what’s being done in each agency, to address any concerns they might have, and to find out what each citizen can do to help.
You Are “Safe At Home” Day
In the aftermath of Sept. 11, one town in Massachusetts is doing something about making sure its citizens feel safe, and at the same time, recognizing the agencies that are in place to serve and protect these citizens. Chris Mooney, national trainer at GAF Materials Corp., Wayne, N.J., is involved with a group of citizens in Watertown, Mass., who sponsored a “You Are ‘Safe At Home’ Day” for the local citizens on Feb. 9. The theme of the day was safety, appreciation and action.