NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - If you're planning to head down and tour all the ships, you need to keep your safety in mind.
Captain John Weaver with Norfolk Fire and Rescue says emergency workers are prepared for whatever ails you. In addition to three medical tents, there are four medic units standing by, 6 bike teams of two and four dart units. All of the units and tents are stocked with medical supplies. Officials say they are ready to treat anything and everything.
"Diabetic problems, too much alcohol, someone has a heart attack," said Weaver.
If anyone loses a child this weekend, Communications Director Heather Bilodeau says head over to any one of the many guest relations tents. Offiials have a PA system that runs the 3 1/2 miles at Waterside.
You can count on the water being safe this weekend as well. Bilodeau says only those authorized will be allowed in.
"We have the US Coast Guard on the water they are patrolling to make sure that the water is safe for everybody to enjoy the tall ships as well as the local boating community we also have police officers that are on the docks and around the park looking out for everybody's well being," said Bilodeau.
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