For Immediate Release:
May 03, 2013

Media Contact:
Griselle Marino


Miami-Dade Fire Rescue hosts “Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day”

(MIAMI, May 3, 2013) – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) participated in this year’s annual “Take Your Daughter and Sons to Work Day”. Children between the ages of 8-18 were invited to take part in familiarizing themselves with their parent’s workplace.

Activities for the day included a tour of the Emergency Operations Center, a presentation about the MDFR Venom Response Team, a tour of the new state-of-the-art Communications Center, and an Ocean Rescue presentation. Children took part in a mock Firefighter Academy where they toured a station, tried out bunker gear, and learned how to use a fire hose. They also participated in a mock firefighting exercise where they had to locate the victim to be rescued using a thermal imaging camera. It is estimated that almost 100 children enjoyed the very special day’s activities.

For more information, please contact MDFR’s Public Affairs Bureau at 786-331-5200.


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