WARSAW — Another successful Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory Family Safety Day was held today, Saturday, Sept. 7, at Center Lake Park. Parents brought their children; grandparents brought grandchildren; aunts and uncles brought nieces and nephews and adults came on their own.
Thousands participated in a day of fun and educational opportunities for all ages. K-9 demonstrations by Warsaw Police, and Kasey the fire and life safety dog; bicycle rodeo and safety opportunities; an opportunity to take a junior firefighter challenge, take a ride in bucket trucks by REMC, give blood, have a mammogram, see fire equipment, learn to use a fire extinguisher, and many more health and safety opportunities with hands on or educational information.
WWFT Firefighters gave several demonstrations on the extrication tools used in accidents and firefighting techniques. There was also a display of the various types of rescue tools used in different situations. Warsaw Police Department Dive Team showed off its equipment and for a short time gave rides in the rescue boat.
Many organizations dealing with safety had displays along with Parkview and Lutheran hospitals providing numerous educational opportunities. Adults and children both enjoyed a close look at Samaritan Air Ambulance.
Even Warsaw’s Street Department participated demonstrating safety at cross walks and given children the opportunity to place a hand print on the bed of a city dump truck.