Thursday, May 7, 2015

Lakeside Firefighters Visit the Boy's & Girl's Club

Lakeside, Calif. -

Firefighters from Lakeside's Lake Jennings Fire Station (fs3) paid a visit to the Lakeside Boy's & Girl's Club on May 7, 2015, to give a talk to 30 great kids about fire, pool, and bicycle safety. Firefighter-Paramedic Brian Moore spoke about the need to have a designated "Water Watcher" any time kids are in the pool. He also discussed the importance of helmets when riding bikes, scooters, and skateboards.

Captain Wes Barnes spoke about the 911 system, the importance of having working smoke detectors on every level of the home, and why it is necessary to have and practice a home escape plan before a fire in the home.

A part of the visit that the kids particularly enjoyed was a look at the equipment carried on the fire engine and paramedic ambulance. One of the children was "hooked-up" to the cardiac (ECG) monitor and was able to witness how the paramedics "see" a patient's heart function.

Before the visit ended, Lakeside Firefighter-Paramedic Chad Murray donned all of his Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) to demonstrate what firefighters must wear to protect themselves from the heat and smoke of a fire.

Lakeside firefighters do many public safety events like this every year to help keep our community and our citizens safe.

FF-PM Chad Murray shows the kids his "PPE."
FF-PM Brian Moore discusses pool and bike safety.
Post and photos by: Captain Wes Barnes, Lakeside Fire District

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