Peabody emergency service departments will join with the Peabody-Burns Elementary School staff on April 29 to provide a day of lessons and hands-on experiences to keep youngsters safe. Police, fire, and ambulance employees and volunteers coordinate the day’s activities, held at PBES. All students are involved in the event and lunch is provided by the school.
“We have a long list of presenters again this year,” said Travis Wilson, Marion County K-9 Deputy. “The smoke house will be here again to help the kids learn what to do in case of a house fire. A LifeTeam helicopter will land on the playground and the students will see how it and an ambulance are equipped. Kansas Highway Patrol officers will talk about vehicle safety. We cover railroad safety, water and weather safety, bike safety — anything we feel will help educate our children and help keep them safe.”
Wilson said Marion Animal Health Center will be a new addition to the event this year, with some of their employees sharing information on animal safety.
“We try to offer as much information as we can at a level the kids can understand,” he said. “You never know what they will take away from it that might help them in a bad situation.”
School will begin and end at the usual time on the day of the camp.