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New festival teaches important safety skills

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Learning self defense, practicing fire safety and helping prevent burglaries. Those were among the topics covered at the Biloxi Civic Center Saturday at the first “Safety Fest”.  

A mixed martial arts instructor provided some basic self defense tips, Biloxi firefighters talked about CPR and the importance of creating a “home escape plan”, and a Biloxi police officer discussed ways to prevent auto burglaries. 

Victoria Garriga helped organize this first safety event. She said it was in response to a number of crimes along the gulf coast.  “I wanted to help bring some peace of mind,” she said, by helping people learn ways of staying safe. 

About fifty people attended the event at the civic center on Howard Avenue. Steve Phillips will have more on the skills they learned, tonight on WLOX News and WLOX.com.

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