911 Center Education

By Ben Wolf
Wednesday, March 21, 2007

More than 500 kids are set to visit the center by week's end. The goal is to educate the youngsters on the proper times to use 911.

Emergency officials say events like this also helps children with any fears they might have of police officers or firefighters.

"They'll get an understanding of how to call for emergencies. They'll know what to do. They'll get a good experience, won't be scared and afraid when they see a fire truck, when they see an ambulance," said pre-school teacher Sandra Thomas.

In addition to getting a good education, most youngsters were excited to get up close to police cars and fire trucks.