Sara’s Town: Sara visits the hometown heroes at Hemet’s Firehouse 1
Hemet’s Firehouse 1
Sara’s last episode with the L.A. Kings Sled Hockey Team was on ICE;
but this episode with some of Hemet’s hometown heroes is on FIRE!
In her most recent video, Sara McMahon joined the courageous crew of Hemet’s historic Firehouse 1 and had the opportunity to learn about the art and dangers of firefighting, as well as fire safety and prevention.
While filming this video, Sara got a chance to meet a number of firefighters, engineers and paramedics. She also got to interview many fire personnel including Captain Gibson.
While filming her video report, she also learned that Hemet Firehouse 1 was first opened in 1908, before the city was even founded.
Sara learned that last year alone Firehouse 1 responded to more than 5,000 calls for service. Captain Gibson explained to her that their busiest times of year are during the winter when citizens tend to get sick with the flu and during the summer months when the station handles and assists with fires caused by the dry, hot weather.
Sara was impressed to hear Hemet Fire Department is not only called out for local emergencies but that they help with fire emergencies all over California and nearby states as well. Sara also learned that Firehouse 1 handles about 36% of all fire emergencies for the City of Hemet.
During her visit, Sara got to learn how emergency calls are first answered by City of Hemet emergency communications dispatchers. She learned how important the dispatch center is in quickly determining the type of emergency being reported, where the call is coming from and sending the appropriate emergency first responders to the scene.
Sara got to climb aboard a fire engine with Engineer Patterson and learn about all the technology inside fire vehicles and the types of gear and equipment the different vehicles typically carry. She learned the difference between a fire truck and a fire engine and the different types of emergencies they respond to.
During her video, Sara toured the crew quarters with her “Sara Cam.” She got to see the firehouse’s kitchen where the firefighters make their meals, the common area where fire personnel can rest and relax after a hard day of responding to emergencies and the gym where they keep in top shape for the difficult job they perform. She also learned firefighters work 48-hour shifts.
Sara got to learn how the proper equipment and gear helps to keep the brave firefighters safe while they go out on dangerous calls. She even got to try out some of the equipment. She also learned there are over 1 million firefighters in the United States and that almost 70% of those firefighters are volunteers who do not get paid for their hard work and dedication.
While filming this episode, Sara got to “gear up,” and try on a complete fire “turn out” suit. She also had an opportunity to hose down a simulated fire and did so much more!
Later in her video report, Sara teaches others about fire safety and prevention, discusses some important fire safety items that should be kept in every home as well as how to properly handle and use a fire extinguisher.
Also in this episode, Sara takes along her Sara Cam to Hemet’s first spring carnival.
So, sit back, learn about our local hometown firefighting heroes and enjoy the show!
This is the nineteenth episode of Sara’s Town: a YouTube series created, written and hosted by Sara McMahon.
In an interesting and family-friendly way, Sara’s video reports feature the people and businesses of Riverside County, California.
Sara’s vision is to be a positive role model for children. She wants to “Help kids be kids” by letting them enjoy the everyday blessings all around us – sometimes right in our own hometown.
DVD’s and Blu-rays can be ordered or Sara can be reached at DaisyTelevision@gmail.com
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