Cutler Heights Day of Safety
The Holliston Police and Fire Departments were invited guests of Cutler Heights to bring community safety demonstrations to residents and participate in a day on fun activities too on the Heights.
Corcoran Management has an annual day of fun at Cutler Heights that includes representatives of the Holliston Police and Fire Departments with demonstrations.
Cutler Heights residents, including pets had the opportunity to pose with Ladder One.
The fire truck is always a favorite of future fire volunteers.
A bouncy house with a water slide was very popular on this hot Saturday.
Refreshments and picnic tables added to the social camaraderie of the day.
Sgt Matt Stone introduced Police Canine Cesh and explained his duties and work assignments of this three year old sixty pound Dutch Shepherd.
Fireman Brian Kramer assisted Cesh and Sgt Stone in demonstrating how powerful Cesh is, considering he only weighs 60 pounds. Brian had difficulty maintaining his stature.
The audience was truly impressed and asked many profound questions.
Brian Kramer, volunteer firefighter and EMT, was next on the schedule
Brian explained how and why they wore special boots, pants, coats, neck piece, helmet and air tanks.
In full attire, he's ready to fight a fire and rescue victims. Brian is also an EMT and certified Technical Rescuer (and a well respected pig kisser) He advised us on fire fighting techniques, such as do not ever put water on a grease fire -- instead, smother it.
Brian demonstrated a special thermal camera that reacts to temperatures of surrounding objects and people that will assist in rescue environment.
After Brian removed all his firefighting gear, Cutler Heights Manager, Jackie Gonzalez decided to give it go. She is a bit shorter than Brian, but his gear seems to fit her ok. Maybe she will join the volunteers.
The Holliston Police Department had a table with brochures and hand outs to inform residents of the dangers of drugs, etc. Due to busy police activity on this day, staffing became difficult.
Another fun activity was the dunkin' stand. Hitting the target with a ball would activate the dunk, and toss the victim into a pool of water. In this case, the victim is Manager Jackie Gonzales who got dunked. All in fun.
It was a day of fun and safety training at Cutler Heights.