Pittston Twp., Kmart host fire safety demonstrations

By Tony Callaio - For Sunday Dispatch | October 2nd, 2015 3:46 pm

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.

Kmart sponsored a Safety Awareness Day in front of the Pittston Township store. The Pittston Township Fire Department participated, bringing along the Pittston City smoke house to demonstrate a fire simulation.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Fire-Safety-1.jpgKmart sponsored a Safety Awareness Day in front of the Pittston Township store. The Pittston Township Fire Department participated, bringing along the Pittston City smoke house to demonstrate a fire simulation. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Adam Valkos, Pittston Township Fire Department, right, hands Sierra Yuhas, 9, left, a fire helmet. Piper Pesotini, 8, center, already received her helmet. Children also received safety coloring books.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Fire-Safety-2.jpgAdam Valkos, Pittston Township Fire Department, right, hands Sierra Yuhas, 9, left, a fire helmet. Piper Pesotini, 8, center, already received her helmet. Children also received safety coloring books. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Fire fighters Ryan Joyce, left, and Joe Pisanchyn, right, help Payge Pesotini, 4, center, Makenzie Kaminski, 10, top left, and Kacie Fisk, 11, out of the smoke house fire demonstration.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Fire-Safety-3.jpgFire fighters Ryan Joyce, left, and Joe Pisanchyn, right, help Payge Pesotini, 4, center, Makenzie Kaminski, 10, top left, and Kacie Fisk, 11, out of the smoke house fire demonstration. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Payge Pesotini, 4, crawls out of a demonstration at the smoke house during a safety awareness weekend in Pittston Township.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Fire-Safety-4.jpgPayge Pesotini, 4, crawls out of a demonstration at the smoke house during a safety awareness weekend in Pittston Township. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

By Tony Callaio

For Sunday Dispatch

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