Belmont College Holds Community Safety Day Event
St. Clairsville, OH (October 13, 2016) – Belmont College recently hosted Community Safety Day as a kick-off to fire safety week.
Local first responders and community organizations provided safety tips and training for the whole family. Attendees were able to view fire safety demonstrations, receive car seat safety checks, tour fire truck and ambulance vehicles, and even meet Officer Beau, drug dog for the St. Clairsville City Police.
“We are so grateful to our local first responders and all that they do to keep our communities safe,” said Dr. Paul Gasparro, President. “We appreciate the numerous Fire and EMS agencies and organizations that committed their time and willingness to help make our Community Safety Day event a success.”
Ohio Valley Medical Center (OVMC) and East Ohio Regional Hospital (EORH) provided stroke training, as well as car seat safety checks, while American Electric Power provided an electricity demonstration to discuss the safety hazards involving electricity. Additionally, Belmont Veterinary Services was on-hand to discuss pet/animal first aid, Belmont County 911 offered emergency preparedness tips and Belmont College EMS students provided hands-only CPR training.
Children got to meet Sparky the Fire Dog and interact with hands-on creative stations provided by Belmont College Early Childhood Education students.
Special thanks to the following Fire Departments for donating their time and resources: Barton; Cumberland Trail; Lafferty; Martins Ferry; OR&W; Sunset Heights; Smith Twp Belmont College Fire & EMS students; as well as the following organizations: Belmont County Health Department; Bridgeport and St. Clairsville Police Departments; Bill’s Towing and Recovery; Pivotal Propane; and Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration.
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