While the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival has maintained a very involved and detailed disaster, emergency, and safety plan for a number of years, it is important that our local residents, festival attendees, vendors, and artists work collaboratively with the City of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Police Department, the Fort Worth Fire Department, and MAIN ST. event organizers to ensure the safety and well being of all who participate in the 2014 MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival.
The Fort Worth Police Department will be utilizing many uniformed and plainclothes police officers throughout the festival. In addition to the officers, Fire Department bomb-detecting K9 units will be sweeping the area and extra security cameras will be installed and remotely monitored.
We are also asking for assistance from our citizens. If you see suspicious activity, please report it immediately to the Fort Worth Police Department. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911. Citizens should follow the “If You See Something, Say Something” guidelines as outlined by Homeland Security.
Citizens are also encouraged to visit www.Nixle.com and sign up for a free service used by the Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to send out information in the event of natural disasters and/or acts of violence in our area. Subscribers will receive messages via text and/or email.
Lastly, we ask all event attendees to keep all packages, bags, and backpacks with you at all times. Any unattended packages, bags, or backpacks will be subject to search and examination and possibly confiscated for safety precautions.