Daisy troop 4632 of Lake Odessa MI, earned our safety award by a having guest speaker and taking a field trip.
Learning about Safety
Barry County Sheriffs Deputy Sargent Julie Jones came and spoke to our troop about what to do if we get separated from our parents, or group. She explained how you should look for someone to help you, someone in a uniform is best. If no one was close by, Sargent Jones instructed them to stay in one place. That way it would be easier to locate you.
She taught us how to call 911 and what the operator will ask us. She spoke about the importance of only calling 911 in an emergency. The girls took home a paper to learn their address and phone number.
Visiting a Fire Station for more Safety Tips
The girls then took a field trip to the local fire station where they got to see the back of an ambulance and speak with a first responder. The first responder told the girls about all the different things in the back of the ambulance. She explained what to do if someone was choking. She showed what adults do. If they had a friend or adult who was choking, she instructed them to find an adult for help. If no one was around, she told us to to call 911.
Finally the girls got a tour of the fire station. They were all made honorary firefighters, and given pink helmets and gold sticker badges. The firemen taught the girls “stop drop and roll.” They also let the girls try on the fire gear. The girls said it was heavy! One fireman even put on his full gear to show the girls what a fireman would look like, and not to be scared and try to hide if they see him coming in a real fire.
The fireman also talked to the girls about making an emergency plan with their families, and to practice, so if there was a fire, everyone would know what to do. Their favorite part was climbing around all the different kinds of fire trucks. The fireman showed the girls where the tools and hoses are kept on the truck. . They got to turn the light and sirens on… Inside the closed station.. LOUD!