On Sunday, October 21, 2012, from 10am – 2pm, the Mastic Beach Fire Dept had their Annual Fire Prevention Open House. During this time the public was presented with fire safety tips and fire prevention information to take back to their homes and put to good use.
The public was given a lecture, handouts, helmets, coloring books and other items to take home. Also, tools, gear, and trucks were available for the residents to look through and learn about the work firefighters do when they are called to a fire.
The boat and hovercraft were displayed with pictures and Scuba gear on was hand to be explained how they are used. The firemen smoked out their training building to show what goes on at a fire as an announcer narrated and informed the crowd.
The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office provided Operation Safe Child which they put information in a computer about the children and presented the parents with a card that had their child’s info in case a child gets lost or abducted. They also brought their DWI Buggy so children and their parents can ride them and learn the dangers of driving while intoxicated. They wore goggles with amplified lenses and navigated a course riding a little buggy. All had a good time and learned very important fire safety information.
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Story by: Firefighter Steve Rice