CHEEKTOWAGA – Volunteer firefighters from Doyle Hose Company 1 will be offering a free community safety event to help children and adults learn first-hand about how firefighters put out a fire, free people from damaged automobiles, and other ways to be safe at home.
The event on September 15th from 3 pm – 7 pm at the Doyle Hose Company 1 Fire Station, 2199 William Street.
Presentations will be put on by the Red Cross on Disaster Preparedness and Kids Escaping Drugs on the current trends, signs, and symptoms in adolescent substance abuse. Also, Doyle 1 firefighters will demonstrate how they use the “Jaws of Life,” how to force a door open, and the other skills used by firefighters.
“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 be 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.”
There will also be coloring books for the kids, and they will have the chance to use a real fire hose to knock down simulated flames on a house. Apparatus from the fire department and American Medical Response will be on display, and a demonstration of the latest technology that is used in firefighting will be put held.
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