During the week of August 12 twenty-four attendees of the Brewster Police Youth Academy visited fire headquarters for a tour of our facility, apparatus, and ambulances. In addition to the tour which was hosted by Fire Prevention Captain Jeff Sturtevant Firefighter Richard Bunker also provided the group with a number of fire and life safety education tips and techniques using our new Fire Safety education trailer.
The new trailer has allowed our staff to educate the public on fire safety tips and techniques such as crawl low in smoke, smoke detector use, calling 911, kitchen fire safety, exit drills in the home, and close before you doze in real world smoke and noise filled environments that replicate what can occur during a fire within your home. We have found that educating the public in these settings adds a realism to our programs that we would not be able to capture during normal classroom based training events.
We would like to thank the Brewster Police Department for giving us the opportunity to be part of their first Youth Academy and we look forward to a continued partnership as we work cooperatively to develop exceptional relationships with our community’s younger population.