PITTSTON TWP. — Pittston Township firefighters, EMS, and police members were on hand Sept. 26 and 27 during safety presentations held in the Kmart parking lot.
Crews demonstrated a vehicle rescue and simulated a fire utilizing Pittston City’s smoke house.
Jennifer Sack, Loss Prevention manager at Kmart, stated the event is something Kmart has hosted for several years.
“It’s to promote safety with firefighters, police, ambulance departments,” she said. “We also offered discounts on smoke detectors and extinguishers and we just want to get people aware of safety prevention.”
A Jaws of Life demonstration was held on Saturday cutting a “victim” out of a wrecked vehicle.
Sunday included smoke house demonstrations throughout the day as well as Pittston Township K-9 unit making an appearance.
According to Sack, the smoke house demonstration showed children how to understand what to do in a fire situation with alarms going off. Fog simulated smoke and children were taught how to stay low while exiting a burning structure.
Pittston Township Deputy Fire Chief Allan Capozucca stated the smoke house was secured though Pittston City.
“We let the children go through the smoke house so they can experience what it’s like to be in a house on fire and how to get an escape route out of the structure,” he said.
“This was our first year with the smoke house and it worked out well,” Ronald Pesotini, second lieutenant, Pittston Ambulance Association.
Pittston Township fire, police and ambulance hold several demonstrations each year to promote summer safety and back to school safety, according to Pesotini.