WARSAW — Every year, the Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory holds Family Safety Day, an event filled with safety education. This year’s event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Warsaw’s Central Park.
Throughout the day, participants can experience a variety of hands-on learning activities, demonstrations and games, all offered free-of-charge to participants. Children are encouraged to take part in the Safety Scavenger Hunt to make sure they don’t miss anything.
Among the activities planned are the bicycle rodeo, boat and bucket truck rides, gummy worm surgery and fire extinguisher simulation. Don’t miss your chance to meet firefighters, state police officers, county sheriff’s deputies, paramedics, linemen, DNR officers, dive team members, Sparky the Fire Dog and Daren the Lion.
New this year, is a junior firefighter challenge. Children will crawl through tunnels, climb over ramps, carry a hose, drag a dummy and practice spraying a target with water. All of these activities simulate the duties of a firefighter.
Back by popular demand, watch the Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory burn a doll house – all in the name of education. The smoke and flame patterns will help onlookers understand basic fire behavior, including flashover and the effects of horizontal and vertical ventilation.
Scheduled events are:
- 11 a.m. – Event begins and Parkview Samaritan Helicopter arrives.
- 11:30 a.m. – First jaws of life demonstration.
- 12:30 p.m. – Live fire doll house demonstration.
- 1 p.m. – Lutheran Air Helicopter arrives.
- 1:30 p.m. – Second jaws of life demonstration.
This year’s event is presented by the Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory and sponsored by Kosciusko REMC, Lutheran Health Network KCH, Protechs Incorporated and media sponsor Lake City Radio.