O’Fallon’s Fire Safety Day offers family fun and life-saving information

O’FALLON, Mo. — Families Sunday celebrated Fire Safety Day in O’Fallon, Missouri, at Kohl’s parking lot off State Highway K at The Shops at Laura Hill.

Firefighters, police officers and paramedics conducted interactive demonstrations, but children also had sparks in their eyes.

Seven-year-old Braydon told FOX 2 News that being a firefighter would be a cool job one day.

“You may use the hose and put out fires,” he said.

Most children couldn’t wait to be photographed in a fire engine, see the equipment and use the hoses.

“It’s cool,” said 5-year-old Timmy Van Gels.

He was there with his parents and his two-year-old sister Olivia.

Golden and Winter Johnson’s parents took them to the event. Golden said he would love to be a firefighter when he grows up and had a blast getting a tour of the fire truck.

“It was great,” he said. “I was driving. I was just pretending.”

assistant Fire Chief Andy Parrish said they do this every year, but he said this year’s turnout was one of the largest they’ve had.

“It’s a way of demonstrating safety in a fun way that’s non-threatening and hopefully the people who see what we’re doing here never have to experience it in their homes,” Parrish said.

Firefighters demonstrated safety in the kitchen and how to use the maw of life in bad crash scenes. Even a medical helicopter landed in the parking lot for people to check out.

Other activities included a children’s challenge course and a bouncy castle. Those present were provided with lunch and snacks.

https://fox2now.com/news/missouri/ofallons-fire-safety-day-offers-family-fun-life-saving-information/ O’Fallon’s Fire Safety Day offers family fun and life-saving information

Sarah Y. Kim

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