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Long has Safety Awareness Day
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Smokey Bear directs children to a booth where they could have emergency identification cards made. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle

Long County held a communitywide Safety Awareness Day on April 30 to promote local safety programs.
The free event on Marcus Nobles Road was organized by the Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department, Station 4 and sponsored by the Station 4 Auxiliary.
Children got the opportunity to see and pet drug-detection dogs, learn about forest-fire safety, learn how to escape from burning buildings and climb on board an emergency-evacuation helicopter. Visitors also received free hot dogs and drinks.
Adults learned about hunting, fishing and boating safety; got their blood pressure checked; received cholesterol and diabetes checkups; and picked up tips on how to be safe during hurricanes and tornadoes. 
Participants also viewed fire trucks and ambulances on display. Parents created child identification cards and provided critical information for missing-child records. Visitors received information on how to become firefighters, certified rescuers and members of the fire department auxiliary.
The following agencies assisted with the activities: the Long County Sherriff’s Office, Long County Forestry Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department, Fort Stewart Fire Department, Liberty Regional Memorial Hospital, Air Evacuation Life-Team, the Ludowici/Long County Emergency Management Office and the Masonic Child Identification Program.

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