Donald Cudmore, Chief of Police
47 Central Street
Georgetown, MA 01833Georgetown Fire Department
Albert B Beardsley, Fire Chief
47 Central Street
Georgetown, MA 01833
For Immediate Release
Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Georgetown Police and Fire Departments Public Safety Open House
GEORGETOWN — Oct. 5 was a beautiful early fall New England day, and the Georgetown Police and Fire Departments are very happy with the turnout at its annual Public Safety Open House. The event was geared to attendees of all ages with a little something for everyone!
The Police Department was set up with several of their cruisers on display and officers standing by to answer questions. The big hit of the day for kids was the siren on the police car.
The Fire Department was staffed by several firefighters throughout the day. Attendees had the opportunity to sit in the big rigs and chat with firefighters about the job of fighting fires. Also in attendance was “Smokey Bear” who celebrated his 70th birthday as the “face” of the modern forest fire service. Two forestry firefighters from the Department of Conservation and Recreation were also on hand, with one of their specially designed forest firefighting vehicles.
The Fire Department also set up several displays including the engines, ladder truck and rescue truck with all of the tools on display.
Attendees could also stop by the town’s ambulance for a seat and have their blood pressure taken or enjoy a photo mock-up of a firefighter in turnout gear.
The “smoke house” trailer was hard at work where firefighters demonstrated the common dangers found in the home, and let participants practice how to escape a fire in the home. In another area of the Public Safety Building was a type of obstacle course where kids could learn about crawling low, also to take a rubber mallet and practice hitting a block through a piece of wood. This demonstrated how much strength is needed by a firefighter to cut open a roof or break down a door.
But perhaps the biggest hit of the day was the Junior Firefighter Target Window. Local kids, all dressed up in firefighter gear and with the assistance of a Georgetown firefighter, took a live fire hose and aimed the stream of water at a window with simulated flames coming out. Kids and parents alike enjoyed this activity!
According to Fire Chief Al Beardsley and Police Chief Donald Cudmore, the day was one of the best they have seen in years, with a steady crowd all day.
Open House day is not your only chance to learn about the work done by your emergency services departments. If you would like to learn more about the fire or police departments you are encouraged to stop by anytime.
The two chiefs would like to thank the residents of Georgetown for their support of both agencies, and for coming down on Sunday!