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Tiger Cubs from Troop 49 visit Company 1 and Learn About Fire Fighting
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By Photographer Frank Di Pentima
January 20, 2018

On Saturday, January 20th, members of Troop 49 Tiger Cubs paid a visit to Company 1 to learn all about fire safety and fire fighting from several members of the OVFD.

The Tiger Cubs were provided with demonstrations about fire safety, the proper use of smoke alarms, what to do if a fire occurred in their homes or schools, when to Stop - Drop - and Roll, and how Thermal Cameras work and what the firefighters use them. The Tigers were also given a tour of the fire house, shown how to spot and avoid conditions in your kitchen, such as flammable materials like rags of boxes left by burners, how the placement of pot handles can help or hurt you and how placing combustible materials in areas of your basement could pose safety hazards.

After a fantastic fire prevention session the members of the OVFD took the Tiger Cubs into the bays to show the Scouts our fire trucks, the various pieces of equipment that carry and what the equipment is used for.

The members of the OVFD would like to thank the Pack 49 Tiger Cubs, their Scout Leaders and parents for allowing us to provide them with valuable fire prevention information and for the wonderful refreshments they brought us.

Thank you to firefighters Cesar Arredondo, Riley Beach, Jeff Binder, Mike Curran, Lee Dodd and Robert Knapp who helped out with various parts of this visit.

Troop 49 Tiger Cubs
Troop 49 Tiger Cubs
Tiger Cubs listed to fire safety tips
Tiger Cubs listed to fire safety tips
 
Firefighter Jeff Binder shows the Tigers his Turnout Gear while Jr. Firefighter Riley Beach and Firefighter Mike Curran look on
Firefighter Jeff Binder shows the Tigers his Turnout Gear while Jr. Firefighter Riley Beach and Firefighter Mike Curran look on
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Firefighter Lee Dodd demonstrates how burning candles can cause a fire
Firefighter Lee Dodd demonstrates how burning candles can cause a fire
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Scouts are shown to not put combustible materials where they could cause a fire
Scouts are shown to not put combustible materials where they could cause a fire
 
Scouts are shown to not put combustible materials where they could cause a fire
Scouts are shown to not put combustible materials where they could cause a fire
Firefighter Jeff Binder talks to the Tiger Cubs about kitchen safety
Firefighter Jeff Binder talks to the Tiger Cubs about kitchen safety
 
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Firefighter Ledd Dodd quizzes the Tigers on why this is not a good thing to do by your water heater
Firefighter Ledd Dodd quizzes the Tigers on why this is not a good thing to do by your water heater
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Firefighter Cesar Arredondo explains to the Tiger Cubs various pieces of equipment used on the Rescue truck
Firefighter Cesar Arredondo explains to the Tiger Cubs various pieces of equipment used on the Rescue truck
 
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Firefighter Mike Curran talks about equipment with Troop leaders and parents while the Tiger Cub listen
Firefighter Mike Curran talks about equipment with Troop leaders and parents while the Tiger Cub listen
 
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Firefighter Lee Dodd getting the Ladder truck ready for demonstration
Firefighter Lee Dodd getting the Ladder truck ready for demonstration
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Firefighter Robert Knapp demonstrates the height of the ladder truck when extended
Firefighter Robert Knapp demonstrates the height of the ladder truck when extended
 
Wow - that's really high ...
Wow - that's really high ...
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The Tiger Cubs ask to see the ladders
The Tiger Cubs ask to see the ladders
 
And boy did they see some long ladders
And boy did they see some long ladders
Jr. Firefighter Riley Beach demonstrates how Thermal Cameras are used by the OVFD
Jr. Firefighter Riley Beach demonstrates how Thermal Cameras are used by the OVFD
 
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Tiger Cubs placed their hands on the table and using the Thermal Camera are able to see how the body heat from their hands leaves an imprint on the table
Tiger Cubs placed their hands on the table and using the Thermal Camera are able to see how the body heat from their hands leaves an imprint on the table
 
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