Public safety awareness at Meridian Fire Department

Meridian, ID - Meridian Fire and Police Departments came together today to teach kids and families about public safety with information, demonstrations, and fire engine tours.

One exhibitor, Trauma Intervention Program of the Treasure Valley, aimed to recruit volunteers to be on call in local cases of trauma or sudden death.

"The first responder would call us, and we would come and be with the survivors as just a presence," said Rhonda Willoughby, volunteer at T.I.P.

The free event helped kick off Meridian Fire Department's '"Fire Prevention Month," encouraging children to '"look, listen, and learn, because fire can happen anywhere," according to the press release.

For more about fire safety, visit meridiancity.org/fire.

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