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.
Published on April 25, 2018