October was a busy month filled with fire prevention at Tilden Elementary and various preschools and daycare’s through out Hamburg Boro. The children were taught the importance of not being afraid of firefighters and what to do in case of an emergency. A highlight for the kids was being able to try on the firefighters gear and put out their own fire with the hose. At Tilden members did a mock vehicle extrication, even getting the Principal in on the action! It is always a great time and learning experience when surrounded by kids.
Over the next month, crews are working to keep up with the on going fire saftey programs that have been set up for the youth groups and schools thoughout the area that we serve. During the month there will be severial evenings when the station may be open for tours in an effort to promote fire saftey throughout the area.
Co 61 spent the day with our friends at the Tilden Elementary Center for Fire Prevention Day. Crews split up into two groups to cover smoke detector, fire extinguisher training and safety lead by Chief Hatt, hands on while another group saw a car extrication that was performed by crews outside of the school which was lead by Deputy Chief Emes outside.
Students were then treated to lunch with the fire fighters. Crews however er had to dash out of one of the lunch groups to take in a Possible structure fire on Walnut Street in Hamburg,for reports of alarms sounding from the row home. Co 61 crews found the cause to have been burnt plastic, units cleared the fire scene and returned to the school. Crews returned to finish lunch and the demonstrations, before ending our day at 3pm.
Thanks to the students from Tilden Elementary for having us over for the day everyone enjoyed it.!!!
Chief Hatt had the chance to work with some of the youth at the Blue Mountain Academy last week during the schools homecoming event. The youth officers had a chance to participate in some fire prevention activities. At the end of the day the student officers took a photo opp with some gear and with the Rescue Engine.