Campus Public Safety Day

EKU is home to Kentucky’s best public safety programs. Last week, that expertise was put to good use. 
 
Public safety students and community partners conducted hands-on training and demonstrations for Campus Public Safety Day April 18. The goal was to empower Colonels to stay safe, and to educate them on the important role of first responders.
 
Attendees learned the proper way to use a fire extinguisher and trained on CPR techniques. They toured an ambulance, tried on firefighter gear (which weighs up to 50 pounds) and used the Jaws of Life. 
 
The biggest spectacle was the live burn, a demonstration of how quickly a fire can spread without a sprinkler system in place. 
 
The event was hosted by EKU's Fire, Safety and Paramedicine student organizations in partnership with the Richmond Fire Department and the National Fire Sprinkler Association. 
 
Photos by EKU student photographer Carsen Bryant.
Students learned how fast fires spread.
Students got hands on with fire trucks and ambulances.
The event was hosted by Public Safety student organizations.
Students tried on firefighter gear.
Students practiced with a fire extinguisher.
Students learned CPR.
Students heard about the importance of safety.
The event was held in Keen Johnson Plaza.
Firefighters geared up for a demonstration.

Published on April 25, 2018

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