Summer is a busy time for all of us. As we work and play we want to be safe. To remind us of some safety tips, we were visited by several community helpers in May. Officer Kim Boyd (Piper Boyd's mom, Red Class) came from the New Brighton Police Department to talked to us about bike safety, playground safety, and using 911 for emergency calls among other things. Kim showed us all of the equipment she carries on her belt, even her hand cuffs! She reminded us that police officers are our friends and they are here to serve us. After her talk, Officer Boyd showed us her police car. We got to crawl through the back seat. We even saw the lights flash and heard the siren roar. Did you know there are several different sounds the siren can make?
The New Brighton Fire Department also paid us a visit. They, of course, talked to us about fire safety. Firefighters Ed and Andy reminded us to check our smoke detectors and told us never to play with matches! If our clothes catch on fire we must stop, drop and roll. To get out of a burning building always crawl to safety. Then Firefighter Andy put on his pants, boots, jacket, helmet, air tank and mask. He wanted us to see how he looks in a fire and to remind us he is not scary but just a regular guy dress up for a fire. Don't be afraid of the firefighter if you are in a fire. Go to the firefighter! At the end of the visit, we got to see the fire truck!!
Do you always wear your seatbelt in the car? Julie Philbrook from Hennipen County Medical Center reminded us that it is the law! And, it keeps us safe in an accident! Even if we are only going one block, we need to wear our seat belts whether we are children or adults.
One last safety reminder. Always were a life jacket in a boat! They may be bunchy and warm but the keep you safe on the water!
Have a safe summer!