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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fire Safety at Chick-fil-A

CAL FIRE firefighters and Smokey Bear were the guests at the Chick-fil-A family night on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Located near the Ontario Mills Mall, the Chick-fil-A had requested members of the CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit to present a fire safety program to residents of the community that had been invited to attend. The crowd was small but the children were eager to learn and meet Smokey. After learning about calling 9-1-1 for emergencies and how to Stop-Drop-Roll, and Cover if their clothes caught on fire, they were ready for the big moment. After learning Smokey Bear's fire prevention rules, the Big Bear made his appearance.

However, the evening was just getting started. After the program, the children and their parents were invited to go outside and get up close and personal with CAL FIRE engine 3559. The crew, Captain Rob Thompson and firefighters Rollofson and Vick answered questions and displayed equipment. The best moment for the kids came when they got to use a hard line fire hose to squirt water.