Austin police host four-day community conference



Police host community conference

The Austin Police Department will host the Integrity, Courage, Accountable, Respect, Ethical, or ICARE, community conference from Wednesday through Saturday at the Grant African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1701 Kramer Lane.

The free conference will offer educational and interactive sessions in topics including mental health first aid, fair and impartial policing, safety and security of religious institutions and other establishments, and response to resistance training. A panel discussion and a young women’s symposium also will be held.

Registration is required.

For a full schedule and to register:

— American-Statesman staff


Give blood, see movie

We Are Blood will hold a blood drive from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in front of the Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave.

The blood drive precedes the showing of the film “There Will Be Blood,” and anyone who signs up to donate blood during the drive will receive free admission to the film.

To sign up to donate:

— American-Statesman staff


Groundbreaking for fire station

The Austin Fire Department and Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical Services will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday at 11112 Old San Antonio Road,.

The ceremony, which will include remarks from Mayor Steve Adler, will celebrate the location of the new station in Onion Creek that will be a fire and EMS station.

— American-Statesman staff


Donate water, get free sub

Residents who donate an unopened 24-pack of bottled water will receive a free medium sub sandwich Saturday at any Firehouse Subs location in Austin.

The donated water will be distributed to local fire departments, first responder agencies and community centers to be given to children, the elderly and those in need of water during the summer months when dehydration and other heat-related illnesses are most threatening.

The initiative, H2O for Heroes, is in its…

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