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2018-09-13 / Local News

Safety event to offer information, demonstrations, activities

Volunteer firefighters and emergency responders from Doyle Hose Company No. 1 will be offering a free community safety event from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Doyle Hose Company 1 Fire Station, 2199 William St.

The event will help teach children and adults how firefighters put out a fire, free people from damaged automobiles and ways that residents can be safe at home.

Presentations will be given by the Red Cross on disaster preparedness and by Kids Escaping Drugs on the current trends, signs and symptoms of adolescent substance abuse.

Additionally, firefighters will demonstrate how to force a door open, how the jaws of life are used and other skills used by volunteer firefighters.

The event will feature coloring books for children and the opportunity for kids to use a real fire hose to knock down simulated flames on a house. A demonstration will be given on the latest technology that is used in firefighting.

Fire apparatus will be on display, and there will be an exhibit by American Medical Response.

“With the fall season approaching, more people will be spending more time in their home. This is a great opportunity for folks to learn how to better prepare themselves for home emergencies and difficult weather conditions,” said Fire Chief Donald Szumigala. “We are also hopeful that once folks see for themselves some of the skills and abilities of their local volunteer firefighters, that this may spark their interest in helping their community by joining the ranks of Doyle 1 Fire Company.”

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