For Immediate Release:
May 03, 2013

Media Contact:
Griselle Marino


Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Promotes “Feel the Force” Community Education Event

(MIAMI, May 30, 2013) – On Saturday, June 1, 2013, a free outreach educational event is being held at the Miami Museum of Science at 3280 South Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33129 from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The event is sponsored by Florida International University’s International Hurricane Research Center, Miami Museum of Science and the Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management. 

With the “Feel the Force” event, families and children will be engaged with interactive displays and demonstrations illustrating the force of natural hazards and how personal preparedness, science and emergency response agencies together can help protect the public from dangerous hazards.

Families will get to:

-see real time global weather development on a digital display
-view a hurricane hunter plane cockpit
-feel hurricane force winds in a simulator
-build and test model homes against hurricane force winds
-access disaster preparedness information
-receive free fingerprinting services for children
-see air cannon missile tests
-interact with local television meteorologists and public safety professionals
-participate in an interactive TV Weather Studio

Parking is limited, and visitors are encouraged to use Metrorail, exiting at the Vizcaya station (Museum is across the street).

For more information, visit


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9300 N.W. 41str Street Miami, Florida 33178
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