Sunday, September 24, 2006

Safety Fair in Oregon City

Yesterday, Clackamas Co. Fire District No. 1 organized a 'Safety Fair' in the parking lot of the strip mall next to the Thriftway, above the bluff in Oregon City. Various and sundry folks had booths to educate the public on safety issues.

Here's one firefighter posing at my request, after demonstrating how to turn a Mercedes into a convertible with a Sawzall. Behind him is CCFD-1's 1.2 megabuck heavy duty rescue truck.

Of course, there's only one of those, and 370 thousand or so folks in Clackamas County who might need extracating. Since that one truck might be a wee bit busy after a major earthquake, you might consider learning how to perform Do-It-Yourself rescue with free training from CCFD-1.

At very least, get certified First Aid and CPR training from CCFD-1, the Red Cross or elsewhere. CCFD-1's courses are offered through their Training Division:
CPR: Every third Tuesday evening for $25.
1st Aid: Every third Saturday morning for $40.

For questions or to make a reservation, contact the CCFD-1 Training Division at 503-742-2682.

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