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Laurel Safety Day Raises Awareness

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Summer is here and the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department held a safety day to prepare the community for the forecasted warmer weather.

Seeing a live extrication performed or watching a police canine demonstration isn't just interesting. It’s a chance for kids to learn how to be safe this summer.

"It is important so you can be safe when you're out camping and if you start a fire to keep warm, you put it out when you're done and so when you're driving, be safe too,” said Landen Gradwohl.

Agencies across the region were at Laurel High School. Organizers with the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department say it's important for families to understand what to do in emergency situations and what resources are available.

"We’ll have firefighters dressed up,” said Captain JW Hopper with LVFD. “Law enforcement's going to be dressed up and so the kids aren't afraid if we have to come into their house if it's on fire or a vehicle accident and let them know we are their friends. We’re there to help them."

The event wasn't only educational for children. Parents learned something too.

"When I saw that they were doing free safety checks on the car seats, it was like wow, let me go and get my car,” said Chris Lorenz. “I’ll be right back because I wanted to make sure that it was in a good position.”

She says the event is important for community members to attend. "Any safety information kids can find out at any time is always good and it's always good to reinforce it too so even if they came and heard it once, it's good to hear it again and again and again."

This is the fourth year the event has been held.

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