Best Buddies and firefighters team up for “Firefighter for a Day” on October 1

| September 27, 2017
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On October 1, 2017, Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters and Best Buddies Maryland will host a “Fire Fighter for a Day” event for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the Anne Arundel County Fire Department Training Academy. This event will kick off Fire Safety Month.

The 2nd Annual Fire Fighter for a Day event will emphasize the importance of Fire Safety, while also preparing and empowering these students with the skills and knowledge to know what to do to stay safe and manage an emergency.

Fifteen Professional Fire Fighters from Local 1563, in partnership with Anne Arundel County Fire Department, and ten Best Buddies participants from Anne Arundel County area schools will experience what it is like to be a Fire Fighter in a safe and fun learning environment. Mission BBQ is donating lunch to the participants.

Anne Arundel County student Rosa Marcellino, Special Olympics athlete, advocate, and namesake of Rosa’s Law (removing the R-word from state and federal lexicon) is one of the students participating.

Best Buddies participants will be paired with a professional firefighter in a 1:1 ratio, and will engage in five firefighting activities. Activities include dressing in protective gear, spraying water at a prop from a booster hose line, riding in a fire engine around the academy grounds, talking on a fire radio, and participating in rescue of a lightweight prop from a non-dangerous staged scenario.

Throughout the course of the day, Best Buddies participants will be developing stronger relationships with their local Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters and will leave with specific instructions on how to stay safe and manage an emergency.

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