Big Walnut holds annual open house
By Rocki Huddleston -
On Saturday, October 13th, the Big Walnut Joint Fire District held their annual Fire Prevention Week Open House.
Members of the community were able to watch Deputy Brian Newsome and his K-9 demonstrate a drug search on a car and the apprehension of a suspect. Morrow County Hospital was on hand to do free blood pressure checks and answer any question reguarding the hospital. Ohio State Highway Patrol Officers, along with Morrow County Health Department, educated people on the affects of drinking and driving by wearing D.U.I. goggles and conducting a field sobriety test.
Members of the American Red Cross — Morrow County Chapter displayed their new Mobile Command vehicle that is used for disaster relief situations such as; responding to a house fire to help accomodate the victims who were burned out of their home or supplying Emergency Responders with food and drinks.
A Med Flight helicopter was on scene of the open house to show what it is like to work inside of a medical helicopter. BWJFD Firefighters demonstrated an auto extrication on a car provided by J & J Auto in Marengo. BWJFD also demonstrated what it would be like inside of a smoke filled room by fogging up the meeting room and letting the kids take the thermal imaging camera inside to find a firefighter.
We would like to THANK the agencies that were represented at our Open House and the visitors that made our open house a success. For more photos and up to date information about the Big Walnut Joint Fire District, please visit us on the web at http://www.bwjfd.org/.