Submitted by Kyle Quick, KLPW AM 1220
VILLA RIDGE, MO - Boles Fire Protection District with the assistance with Gray Summit Masonic Lodge #173 hosted their 6th Annual Safety Days this past weekend on Saturday April 2nd at Boles House 3 in Villa Ridge. The program is designed to promote safety for all ages.
This year over 50 kids participated in the Missouri Child Identification Program (MoChip). MoChip is designed to provide information about a child if they become lost or abducted.
The kit consists of five major components needed in the event of an emergency. The Program is provided free of charge by the Missouri Masonic Children’s Foundation along with the local Masonic lodge. To learn more about MoChip visit mochip.org.
Several live demonstrations, giving the public an up close look at how much training it takes to be a firefighter.
Crews from Boles Fire Protection District and Boles EMS Education had a vehicle extrication to show attendees how we operate to remove someone from a vehicle if the unfortunate happens.
Canine Search and Rescue Association conducted multiple searches including a search using scent from a dental impression provided by the MoChip organization.
Aside from the live demonstrations additional information on a variety of safety issues were available. Gray Summit Masonic Lodge provided refreshments and raffled off two bikes. Boles Fire Auxiliary prepared and served the refreshments.
This year the follow agencies took part in Safety Days: MoChip, Franklin County Health Department, Mercy Hospital Washington, Missouri Department of Transportation, Missouri Highway Patrol, Pacific Police DARE Program, Canine Search and Rescue Association, St. Louis Sprinkler Alliance, Boles Fire EMS Program, Boles Auxiliary, Boles CERT, Boles Fire CO #1, and Meramec Ambulance District.