July 15 2015

Kids Get Hand On Firefighter Training, Safety Lessons, at Youth Academy (PHOTOS)


A group of youngsters got some hands-on experience as firefighters last week. 


Fire Chief Steve Yetman and Police Chief Mike Kent said in a statement they are happy to report that the Burlington Police and Fire Departments hosted a successful Youth Public Safety Academy in conjunction with the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.


Children, ages 9 through 11, visited with Burlington firefighters this morning, learning about the different aspects of the fire engines, the hoses used to put out a fire and the basics of CPR.


"This was a great opportunity for our members to interact with our younger residents to show them the ins and out of the Burlington Fire Department," Chief Yetman said. "The kids had a great time interacting with firefighters and we look forward to participating in the academy next year."


The children were also given safety lessons by members of the police department. 


"Anytime we can interact with children in a positive way as police officers, it's a win," Chief Kent said. "The Burlington Police Department is proud to take part in the YPSA program every year."


“I want to thank Chief Kent, Chief Yetman, and the members of the Burlington Police and Fire Departments for their participation in the YPSA Program again this year,” said Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian. “One of the best days for campers each week is Community Day when they visit with their local fire fighters and police officers in educational and fun-filled environments.”



Kids pull a hose line from a Burlington Fire Truck - Courtesy Photo

Burlington Police Officer Bernie Schippelliti shows Youth Public Safety Academy participants various police cruisers and equipment - Courtesy Photo


Kids learn about parts of a fire engine - Courtesy Photo


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