Posted Monday, August 8th, 2016

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office along with the Rockaway Township and Rockaway Borough Police Departments, Rockaway Borough Fire Department and Saint Claire’s Hospital EMS recently visited the Islamic Center of Morris County, located  in Rockaway Township, for a public safety demonstration and a get-to-know-each-other barbecue.Islamic Center 2

More than one hundred children and families from the Islamic Center attended the event with members of the public safety agencies.

Some young attendees had an opportunity for a hands-on safety experience, trying on protective turnout gear worn by firefighters and watching the fire truck in action. The Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit also held an interactive demonstration.

“Events like these help to build important relationships between our local residents and the men and women who serve them. We want to thank the Islamic Center of Morris County for inviting us to be a part of their family,” said Morris County Undersheriff William Schievella.