Bloomington hosts Public Safety Day
BLOOMINGTON (Heart of Illinois ABC) - First responders and city workers invited kids to learn about how police and fire to keep the community safe.
The fire department gave engine walk throughs, showed an airbag simulation and CPR among other things. The police showed a mock traffic stop, K-9 dogs and taser demos. The children from the youth enrichment program were able to see all the action.
“What it does is it brings them in, not just with the police department, with the entire city. It makes them feel comfortable with the city that they live in. They get to see how it functions from the inside and appreciate all that goes into making a community,” said Bloomington Police Sgt. Kiel Nowers.
Some of the kids we spoke to said the day inspired them to pursue careers with the city.
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