UNION — A fire truck and some of the firefighters that man it made a special visit to the Union County Carnegie Library on earlier this week.
Ben Loftis, library director, said the Santuc Fire Department brought Fire Engine #1102 to the library for Storytime to provide those in attendance with the opportunity to learn about the fire engine and firefighters.
Loftis said those in attendance were children ages birth to 5 and the Union County Special Needs Group. He said both groups were shown the special fire suits the firefighters wear, the fire engine, what it contains and how the hoses work when dispensing water to put out a fire.
Part of the presentation was in the library where a firefighter put on his turnout gear. Later, the presentation moved outside where the children and the members the special needs group got to explore the fire truck. They were also treated to a demonstration of the fire hose when a firefighter sprayed part of the library’s lawn with water.
In addition, the firefighters also talked about the importance of fire alarms in the home.
Firefighters also provided the attendees with fire hats, fire prevention information tags, and fire prevention booklets.
Storytime is usually conducted by Cindy Walton, the library’s children and teens specialist, but Loftis said another staff member, Susan Gregory, arranged for the firefighters to present this week’s Storytime.
“Her husband is a volunteer firefighter and she volunteers with that fire department,” Loftis said. “The fire department likes to go and visit different groups this time of the year. She arranged for them to be a part of Storytime.”
Loftis thanked the Santuc firefighters for taking part in Storytime and their efforts to provide fire protection to the public.
“The library wants to thank our local heroes for coming to the library,” Loftis said. “We want to thank them for all they do to protect us.”