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Pembroke teaches safety with fun

Second annual Public Safety Day a hit with North Bryan students

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POSTED: April 27, 2013 4:30 p.m.
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Paul Rigo with the Pembroke Fire Department helps students from Bryan County Elementary School try on turnout gear Wednesday during Pembroke’s second annual Public Safety Day.

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Pembroke gave a nod to public safety Wednesday and Thursday during its second annual Public Safety Day as part of the Georgia Cities Week celebrations.
Students from Bryan County Elementary School on Wednesday and Lanier Primary School on Thursday visited the schoolyard in front of BCES throughout the day learning about hurricane preparedness, fire safety, smoke detectors, and more.
Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Sharroll Fanslau said throughout the two days, the city expected to see about 1,000 children pass through the display of fire trucks, ambulances, police cars and more.
“They’re really interested — as you can see hands are up, they ask questions and they take the information they learn home and question their parents,” Fanslau said. “And they ask very good, educational questions. We are pleased with all the agencies that came, and we hope to have more next year.”
Agencies represented included Pembroke Fire Department, Pembroke Police Department, Bryan County EMS and the “Black Hawk” command center from Bryan County Emergency Services.

Read more in the April 27 edition of the News.

 

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