Saturday, February 2, 2013

Lakeside Fire at the Lakeview Elementary School "Bike Rodeo"

Lakeview Elementary-

It's not often that we get to go out and meet the next generation of firefighters, but on February 2nd, 2013, the crew from Station #3 got that opportunity when we were invited to the Lakeview Elementary School "Bike Rodeo." This awesome program is centered around bike safety, but the firefighters and law enforcement also had the opportunity to talk about other safety topics.

Probationary Firefighter Brent Watte talks to the crowd about fire safety.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department were also in attendance to talk with the kids, and the Optimist Club of Lakeside was there cooking some great food.. Of course the firefighters always view this as a recruitment tool as we all knew we wanted to be firefighters in grade school, and given the interest, I think Lakeside will be in good hands for generations to come.

Kids get the opportunity to demonstrate their bike handling skills.
A future Lakeside Firefighter tries on his gear.
A special treat for the crew came when we put our "Probationary Firefighter" in a public speaking role. Asked to give a ten minute talk about fire safety, we think he did a good job for his first time. As you might guess this won't be the last time he's asked to talk in front of a crowd.

Kids get a look a Engine Company 3

Thank You Lakeview Elementary School for inviting us to such a fun event.

 Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire Protection District

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