Firefighters, law enforcement, EMS and air evacuation personnel responded to Crab Orchard Elementary School Friday evening for a report of a girl scout meeting in progress.
For their final meeting of the school year, the girl scouts of Crab Orchard’s Troop 211 were treated to a tour of emergency response vehicles, guided by local emergency responders.
“They didn’t know any of this was coming,” said Christina Napier, Troop 211 organizer. “It was a surprise for all their hard work.”
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Air Evac Lifeteam, Crab Orchard Fire Department and East End Ambulance Service all showed up and let the scouts explore their emergency vehicles.
Scouts got to sit inside an air-evacuation helicopter, which landed on the school baseball field as the meeting was beginning.
They also got to sound a fire truck siren, get soaked by a water cannon, look through a thermal imaging device, talk with a Lincoln deputy sheriff and learn how EMS personnel can take a patient’s heart rate en route to a hospital.
Pictured above: Crab Orchard Fire Chief Larry Owsley shows Girls the view through a thermal imaging device.