Students at the Imboden Area Charter School wrapped up their week of “fire safety” with a visit from the Imboden Volunteer Fire Department. The students were divided into two groups, the first was K through 3rd and 4th through 8th. Each group took a tour of Imboden’s Engine 2 and Engine 6. Lt. Gene Ponder and Lt. Buddy Williams each gave tours of the engines explaining what the differences between the trucks were as well as the tools and equiptment they carry. Each group of students were allowed to spray a little water from Engine 6 and Engine 2 sprayed from it’s Deluge Gun high in the air.
After the demonstration of the Engines Lt. Buddy Williams returned and spent time with both groups explaining the importance of each child knowing their address and also how to talk to the 911 dispatchers in case of emergency. Lt. Williams showed all the students his protective equiptment and allowed them to try on his helmet and SCBA mask. He explained to the 4th through 8th graders how during training you must get dressed in under one minute and Logan Ivy gave it a try and was dressed in 54 seconds! Way to go Logan! Students ended the visit by presenting Lt. Williams with 2 sets of “fire dog” pages that were colored by the K through 3rd graders.
Lt. Williams and Lt. Ponder both stated “we have just as much fun as the kids and appreciate their interest in our fire department”.