Saturday, June 4, 2011

Every Second Counts

After all of the recent rain we've received recently in Clark County, it was nice to finally have some sun.  And, there is no better way to kick off the summer than by attending events hosted by our local public safety agencies. 

Clark County Fire District 6 in Hazel Dell had their Annual Fire Open House and Fire District 3 in celebrated Hockinson Fun Days with their Annual Pancake Breakfast and many exciting public safety demonstrations. 

Today, one of the demonstrations at Fire District 3 illustrated the evolution of a fire scene.  As their training structure was on fire, the crowd watched as 9-1-1 dispatched the call, the fire fighters suited up and responded to the fire.  We heard that the fire department aims to be out the door of the fire station within 80 seconds of being dispatched.  It was easy to see how each of the crew members played a valuable role as they responded to this smoky building.  And, even though you knew it was a training demonstration, it gave the public the eagle eye view into why every second counts.

The Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) attended both of these events to hand out emergency preparedness materials and talk to the public about why every second counts BEFORE disaster as well when it comes to being ready to handle any kind of emergency event.

Also fun to know is that both Clark County Fire District 6 and Clark Fire District 3 are also on Facebook just like CRESA.  You can find out more about what we're all up to by clicking the following links:

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