Fleetwood Cadette Girl Scout Troop 11168 attended a tour at the Fleetwood Fire Company. The girls were able to explore the ambulance, the rescue truck, and the large tower truck. The girls learned about the numerous jobs needed to operate each piece of equipment. They were also introduced to the many different items needed on each piece of equipment and their functions. To review the heart monitoring system on board, one of the scouts was allowed to be hooked up to the machine to monitor her heart rate during the discussion. They were equally fascinated when 'Jaws of Life' was shown and described.
The Scouts also learned first-hand how the fire crew members respond to an emergency call. As they arrived at the fire station, notification came through of a car accident and 'Engine 45' was immediately dispatched to the scene.
Lt. Mark Crossley and several additional members of the fire crew and the ambulance crew were eager to help the Cadettes earn their Girl Scouts' 'Emergency Preparedness' badge which they had been working on over the past year.