Columbiana Community Safety Day

Jessica Conrad of Columbiana enjoys a live demonstration with her son Lucas Conrad, 4, at Community Safety Day Saturday.
Gary’s Towing and Auto Service located in Leetonia donated a vehicle allowing firefighters to demonstrate how access is gained during car accidents Saturday during Community Safety Day.
Declan Redcliff, 8, of Columbiana stands atop one of the emergency vehicles on display Saturday during Community Safety Day.
First Assistant Fire Chief Jim Douglas talks with Bryce Navyac, 3, of Columbiana about the car demonstration during Community Safety Day Saturday.
Officer Bryan Granchie and K9 Unit Csuti prepare to demonstrate how Csuti takes down suspects Saturday at Community Safety Day.
K9 Unit Csuti, 5, enjoys a nice chew before getting to work Saturday during Community Safety Day. Csuti is trained to decipher commands in multiple languages according to Officer Bryan Granchie.
Marvin Grace worked with K9 Unit Csuti and Bryan Granchie to display how Csuti takes down suspects by using a bite sleeve Saturday outside Fire Station #1 on South Vine Street.


The fire department worked in coordination with EMS services and police Saturday holding Community Safety Day at Fire Station #1 on South Vine Street. Residents watched several demonstrations and helped themselves to free coffee, cookies, punch, hotdogs and chili. Children and community members interacted with law enforcement, EMS workers and fire fighters. First Assistant Fire Chief Jim Douglas said the theme of Community Day was noise. Douglas explained younger residents learned about deciphering the difference between a smoke alarm and a fire alarm along with other household noises. Children got to listen to firefighters talk through masks worn during emergencies. Douglas explained familiarizing the garbled voice of a fireman reduces the chance children will hide during a house fire. Department staff want children to build familiarity with the sounds of safety crews. Douglas encourages children and residents to build a healthy relationship with community safety forces.


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