For Immediate Release: July 6, 2018

Contact: Marla Sink at 919-807-6017

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY - Children combat blazes, learn fire safety at Guil-Rand Fire Department Kids Camp

RALEIGH -- It’s no secret the number of North Carolinians who have died this year due to fire is hovering at an alarming rate. With that in mind, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey is pleased to announce the Guil-Rand Fire Department is teaching children not only to prevent fires, but to fight fires at its Kids Camp in Archdale.

On Friday, July 20, 50 children between the ages of 7 and 10 will take part in a firefighter challenge as they show off the skills they learned throughout this week at camp.

The media is invited to watch as the children work together to extinguish a live fire under the supervision of trained professionals. Teams will also compete in a firefighter competition including a fire hose pull, ladder climb and an old-fashioned bucket brigade race.

The teams will also show off the fire safety and emergency preparedness lessons learned throughout the week, such as water safety and CPR.

The camp is an exciting opportunity for first responders to spread the message of fire safety and spark an interest in public service for the future leaders of our communities.

WHO: Chief State Fire Marshal Brian Taylor, Guil-Rand Fire Department, Randolph County EMS

WHERE:
Guil-Rand Fire Department
10506 S. Main St.
Archdale, N.C. 27263   

WHAT: Firefighter challenge featuring 50 kids working together to extinguish a house fire under the supervision of trained professionals including Chief State Fire Marshal Brian Taylor

WHY: Commissioner Mike Causey wants to spread the message of fire safety to our community’s future leaders.

WHEN: Friday, July 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

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