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Program mixes fun with safety

June 12, 2014

Jack Hagerman, with St. Johns Fire Department, teaches safety campers how to float using a cooler Wednesday during a Safety Camp session at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA. (Staff photo/Brittany Powell)

Memories of fun and safety awareness are what children brought home Wednesday after the annual two-day Safety Camp hosted by the Wapakoneta Family YMCA, fire department and Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office.

“The biggest goal is to get them to go home, try to be aware, and if they run into something, say, ‘I’ve seen this, I know what to do,’” Firefighter Doug Kill said.

Approximately 35 children, exiting 2nd through 5th grades, were exposed to safety methods in a variety of situations, including gun, seat belt, fire, water and first aid safety.

“Our main goal is to try to give the kids lessons that they’ll keep for life,” Kill said. “Safety’s all about being aware about where you are, what you’re doing and what’s going on. If you can be aware of all of that, you can be pretty safe.”

For the full story, see the Thursday, June 12 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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