SYRACUSE — Students at Carleton School received a visit from area first responders on Tuesday as part of the school’s first Safety Day.
Meigs County EMS, the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department and MedFlight were on hand, talking with the students and giving them a tour of the emergency vehicles — including the helicopter.
Director Kayla George said the school previously had the Syracuse Fire Department come to the school as part of Fire Prevention Week, but decided to expand to other agencies this year.
The visit by first responders, including K-9 Bax, gave the students a chance to meet the individuals who are there to help them in an emergency so that they may not be scared should one of those first responders help them in the future.
The kids were given pencils, stickers and even fire hats by the agencies involved in the presentation.
George said that the visit may even inspire one of the kids to become a firefighter, paramedic or go in to a career in law enforcement.
Judging from the excitement over watching the helicopter land and sitting inside it, there may be a few pilots in the group.
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