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April 23 Was Putnam County Safety Day

Local law enforcement and emergency services participated in the Putnam County Safety Day which was held Saturday, April 23. Fire trucks, police cars, and other emergency vehicles were on display at the parking lot of the Putnam County Bank Loan Center, where the community could come out and explore.

The Hurricane Fire and Rescue smoke trailer was present, and children were given instructions on how to deal with house fires and other emergencies.

Health Net landed a helicopter on the bank parking lot early in the day, and 96.1 Superstar Country did a live broadcast during the event.

There were also several obstacle courses for children, as well as a fire relay race where participants used real fire hoses to knock down fake flames.

Fire departments from Hurricane, Teays Valley, Winfield, Buffalo, Bancroft, and Route 34 were represented at the event. Hurricane Police, the Putnam County Sheriff, West Virginia State Police, Putnam County Emergency Management Agency, Putnam County EMS, Putnam Career and Technical Center Fire and EMS, Putnam Wellness Coalition, First Choice Services, and the West Virginia National Guard were also present.

The event was coordinated and organized by the Putnam Fire Service Board.

Steve and Debbie Deweese, Patrolman Burton, Corporal White, and Corporal Wilson pose for a picture in front of one of the Hurricane police cars. (Photo by Betsy Allen)
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