|Monroe County hosted its National Night Out Aug. 7 at
Tomah’s Winnebago Park.
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.