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August 24, 2012

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DES supports Monroe County’s National Night Out

Monroe County hosted its National Night Out Aug. 7 at Tomah’s Winnebago Park.
PHOTO: Fort McCoy Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician assists a child exiting a smokehouse. Photo by Lolita E. Brown
Fort McCoy Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician Floyd Pratt assists a child exiting the Fire Department’s Smokehouse during the Monroe County National Night Out.
(Photo by Sgt. Lolita E. Brown)

Activities at the Tomah event included the Child Passenger Safe Program, a smokehouse and a bicycle safety course.

The Fort McCoy Directorate of Emergency Services Police and Fire Departments supported the Child Passenger Safe Program and a smokehouse.

The Child Passenger Safe Program is a collaborative program among police agencies, hospitals and private agencies. The program educates the public how to ensure children from the ages of birth to 5 years old are properly secured in a car seat or booster.

The Fire Department created a smokehouse for children to teach them how to safely escape from a burning home. A bicycle safety course for children taught them how to properly wear safety gear while bike riding.

National Night Out was celebrated throughout the country.
 

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