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Officials gather to teach about safety

May 16, 2014

Wapakoneta firefighter Delmer Merricle demonstrates what happens when water is thrown on a grease fire as fellow firefighter Doug Kill and several fifth-graders at Wapakoneta Middle School look on. The demonstration was part of school safety day, which took place at the WMS parking lot Thursday morning. (Staff photo/John Bush)

The Wapakoneta High School FFA and representatives from the city’s fire, police and light departments provided safety demonstrations Thursday as part of the fifth-grade safety day at Wapakoneta Middle School.

“If we can save one accident or one life, the day is very well spent,” Wapakoneta High School FFA Adviser Ron Brown said.

Six stations were set up in the WMS parking lot and students rotated every 10 minutes. Each station featured different vehicles, including two tractors, a skid loader, police car, bucket truck, dirt bike and an ATV.

Newly elected FFA officers provided demonstrations at three of those stations. Andrew Lowden and Ridge Hut showed students how to be safe on off-road equipment such as ATVs and dirt bikes by pointing out the vehicles’ safety features and showing them the proper clothing to wear while riding.

For the full story, see the Friday, May 16 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.


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