East Pierce Fire and Rescue invites all Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Campfire members up to fifth grade to attend the second annual Scout Night event from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 29 at our Headquarters Station in Bonney Lake, at 18421 Veterans Memorial Drive. The free event is intended for groups within East Pierce Fire & Rescue’s service area, including Bonney Lake, Sumner, Lake Tapps, Milton, Edgewood, South Prairie and unincorporated Buckley.
“Each year, East Pierce firefighters facilitate numerous public education requests from scout groups trying to achieve certain badge requirements. In an effort to reach more scouts, we thought they deserved an event of their very own Scout Night,” says East Pierce Public Education Specialist Dina Sutherland.
Scouts will rotate through various learning stations at this free event designed to address several badge requirements. Learning stations include:
– Home Safety: Identify how to fix or prevent various home hazards; learn the importance of smoke alarms and when to call 9-1-1.
– Basic First Aid: Learn first aid basics such as how to cool a burn, treat cuts and a bloody nose, what to do if someone is choking, how to treat bee stings and identify signs of an allergic reaction.
– Home Escape Planning: Scouts will design a home escape plan identifying two ways out of every room, designate a meeting place, learn to crawl low under smoke and when and how to shelter in place.
– Emergency Preparedness: Learn why it’s important to have an emergency plan, how to assemble an emergency kit and the importance of an out-of-area contact.
– Firefighter and Paramedic Tools, Equipment and Careers: Get an up close look at the equipment firefighters use to stay safe and do their job and ask the firefighters why they chose their career.
– Law Enforcement Equipment and Careers: Interested in being a police officer? Learn about their job and the equipment they use every day.
– Ropes and Knots: Watch firefighters demonstrate various knot tying, then spend some time practicing the skill.
– 9-1-1: Practice making a 9-1-1 “call” on our interactive 9-1-1 call simulator. Learn what information the dispatcher needs to help you, and know when to call and not to call 9-1-1.
Attendance is limited and advance registration is required. Scout leaders can call 253-863-1800 or email email@example.com with the unit number and number of scouts who plan to attend. Since parking is extremely limited, Sutherland suggests carpooling. Parking is available in the gravel lots behind the fire station and at the corner of Main Street and Veterans Memorial Drive East.