Emergency vehicles, safety tips and giveaways will all be part of the Ferdinand Branch Library’s Family Safety Day, to be held on Saturday, October 6th.
The Ferdinand Fire Department’s new custom-built firetruck, the 2018 Ferrara Cinder pumper-rescue truck will be featured from 10 am till 12 noon.
The new Ferdinand firetruck replaces a 1990 pumper. It has both firefighting and rescue equipment, a 750-gallon water tank, 360-degree scene lighting, automatic tire chains, and a foam injection system.
A Ferdinand Police Department vehicle and an ambulance from Memorial Hospital EMS will also be on site.
Emergency personnel will provide information about the vehicles and offer tips on fire safety, car seat safety, and first aid information.
Purdue Extension will share food safety guidelines and poison facts.
The Fire Department and Memorial Hospital will offer free giveaways. The Friends of the Library will have a drawing for two smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, and the Ferdinand Fire Department Auxiliary will also give away a prize.
Our media partner, 101 Country WBDC (100.9 FM) will have a live broadcast sponsored by Seufert Construction and Ferdinand Farmers Insurance Group.
Members of the public will also have the opportunity to express their gratitude to the Fire and Police Departments and Memorial Hospital Ambulance Service by signing jumbo thank-you cards.
Janice Potter of the Ferdinand Library says Family Safety Day will be both fun and educational for the public.
She states the library is pleased and excited to be working with these community groups to benefit the people of the area and to build a safer community.
For more information, you can contact Janice by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812-367-1671, ext. 5113.