San Marino Fire Department recently turned up to cool down a group of children and staff from Camp Lacy.
By Jerry Friedman
The City of San Marino knows that the recent hot weather dangers can’t be ignored. They recently had their Community Services staff make several hundred phone calls to residents alerting them to the risks and offering them advice on how to cope with the heat. They also solicited requests for service or assistance with heat related issues.
The Crowell public library was pressed into service as the cooling center for the community, and its hours of operation changed to better suit those needs. The middle of July, brought an Excessive Heat watch to the area. The city deployed some of their Fire Fighting personnel and equipment, including Engine 9 and crew, to Lacy Park. Their summer program, Camp Lacy, brings children to the park, and those kids needed to be cooled off! It was a perfect opportunity for the children to meet the firefighters, and it was a great opportunity for the firefighters to hose down those kids!
As Fire Chief Mario Rueda put it, “This is just one of many services that the San Marino Fire Department is proud to provide to young residents. It is a joy to ensure the safety and fun of our youth.”
The firefighters sent a stream of water high up into the sky which rained down cool relief on the kids. Turned out be a very cool way to stay cool in the park! They also handed out cooling towels to the campers and the staff of Camp Lacy to help them weather the hot weather and continue to raise awareness about the dangers of excessive heat.
Everyone had a very cool time!
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