Scouts get hands-on fireman experience

For many boys, they only dream of what it is like to be a fireman and to use a large water hose to put out fires. For the members of Crestwood’s Cub Scout Pack 3285, that dream became a reality when they received a visit from Deputy Chief Jerry Herrington of the Cannon Township Fire Department for their October pack meeting. October was national fire safety awareness month.

Members of Pack 3285 visit with Deputy Chief Jerry Herrington.

 

Following a review of the fire safety rules, the boys were treated to a tour of the fire truck and the equipment used by a firefighter. The boys were especially intrigued with the thermal imaging camera used to identify people and animals inside a smoke-filled building.

“It makes you look like an alien,” exclaimed Bear Scout Richard Mortimore.

Each boy was also given the opportunity to handle a fire hose. According to Webelos Scout Sean McLellan, “It’s not as easy as it looks!”

Each boy had a better appreciation for the hard work involved in being a fire fighter.

The members of Pack 3285 would like to thank Deputy Chief Herrington and the Cannon Township Fire Department for giving them the opportunity to be a “fireman for an evening.”

Webelos Scout Sean McLellan tries his hand at the fire hose with the assistance of his grandfather Deputy Chief Jerry Herrington.

 

Members of Pack 3285 get a chance to see how the thermal imaging camera works.


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