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Security is priority at IV Fair

The theme for this year’s Imperial Valley Mid-Winter Fair is “Get Your Kicks on Route 86” and management said they’re taking fun and security seriously.

Fair CEO Allan Phillips said, “We definitely take security very seriously. We have both our own security team as well as Sheriff’s Department that are contracted to be a part of it. We have El Centro Firefighters Association is on staff at all times. We’re able to respond to any type of emergencies that may be required.”

They’ve added more surveillance cameras and placed the kid’s carnival closer to the entrance to make it more attractive and manageable.

“We want them to feel as safe as they’re in their homes,” Phillips said.

They also have a free app for quick fair info or to report any concerns.

“We really try to make sure that we have the safest event that we can have for our community,” Phillips said.

And there’s going to be a large informational screen in the main carnival area.

“A video screen that is in the middle of the Ferris Wheel. So, if there’s ever a lost child or an active shooter or a power outage, anything like that, they’re just a text away, and say, hey we need this up on the video screen. And they can post that up on their video screen for everybody to see,” Phillips said.

The Fair runs Friday, March 1 st through the 10 th . Gates open weekdays at 5 p.m. and noon on weekends.

High school student Brenna Rollins said, “I feel super safe coming here with my loved ones. Personally, i know the people who are in charge of the fair and they have a big push of our safety.”

The download link for the fair app is at

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