Lakewood – Lakewood Fire District 2 teamed up with St. Clare Hospital for this year’s Health Adventures program, held during the week of July 13th. Students heading into the ninth grade spent four evenings at the hospital learning different aspects of the medical field, including what Lakewood Firefighters do on a daily basis.
The students broke into groups and learned about fire investigation, CPR and choking rescue, as well as what happens when someone calls 9-1-1. Students learned the importance of early response from the fire department, as well as what equipment is used during a medical aid call. One firefighter and paramedic gave the students an overview of the equipment kept in the medic unit, as well as what it is used for.
The students also learned how to save a choking victim, perform CPR, and how a fire investigation is held. They also learned about what life as a recruit in the fire academy was like and the time and dedication it takes to be a firefighter. This hands-on program has been a successful way to get students entering high school interested about working in the medical field.
Lakewood Fire District 2 is very proud to have the working relationship with the Franciscan Health System and enjoys getting to visit these ninth graders every year to share about what Lakewood Fire does on a daily basis.