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Impressive Show at Greenawalds Fire/Rescue

Helicopter take-off and car dismantling all in a day's work at Greenawalds Fire/Rescue open house Saturday.

 

Greenawalds Fire/Rescue hosted an impressive open house - with Lehigh Valley Health Network's MedEvac helicopter and a live demonstration of the jaws of life.

The community had some fun Saturday afternoon as South Whitehall Police, Greenawalds Fire/Rescue and Cetronia Ambulance Corps showed off the equipment that helps them do their jobs.

Firefighters demonstrated their jaws of life tools when they removed the doors and roof from a car and "rescued" an injured motorist - or in this case, a practice dummy.

Even South Whitehall's K9 officer, Cirrus, made an appearance with Patrolman Kyle Golden.

The open house was held to raise fire prevention and safety awareness during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13. The weeklong awareness campaign was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 that killed 250 people and left more than 10,000 people homeless. In fact, the entire month of October is dedicated to National Fire Safety and Prevention, which is a perfect opportunity to talk to your family about fire safety.

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