Archive for Thursday, July 14, 2005

Community support applauded

July 14, 2005

Our third annual open house/safety fair has come and gone.
Several people made it a success. I appreciate the community members who brought their families out. We handed out a lot of safety information and smoke detectors.
I encourage you to go over the information with your families, plan and practice monthly a fire escape plan, and always keep your homes equipped with working smoke detectors.
Township residents may call the Eudora Township Fire Department at 542-2800 to get more information on the residential home safety surveys available to them through the township fire department.
I also appreciate the participation of the Eudora Fire Department, the Eudora Police Department, Eudora Medical Service, Bill Brubaker and the Douglas County Emergency Operations Center and Chief Sean Coffey and the Douglas County Haz-Mat team.
The Eudora Fire Department sponsored the drawing for a pool party prize and Officer Chris Casagrande conducted car seat checks for infants and children while Eudora Police Chief Greg Dahlem provided officers for traffic control.
Several Douglas County dispatchers were on hand with a great simulator for children to practice calling 911, and Nate Jamison, an advisor for the Douglas County chapter of Explorers and the pilots and crews of Life Star and Life Net shared information with the families that attended.
For the second year, Eudora residents Gary Wolford and Daniel Davidson and families cooked hundreds of burgers, hot dogs and sausages as well as making cold drinks cold available to emergency service personnel and event-goers.
We appreciate The Eudora News and its newest member, reporter Patrick Cady, for the great coverage to help get the word out about the event.
I hope everyone that came out enjoyed themselves, taking the time to see the apparatus available and to meet some of the people from the departments that serve the area. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
Sue Coleman
Fire Prevention Educator
Eudora Township Fire Dept.

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