BLAST kids at our three locations in Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park were lucky enough to have some VIP visitors recently. Members of Toronto Fire Services and Toronto Police Services took time out of their busy schedules to teach kids about keeping safe and about their service in the community.
Officer Wright from the Toronto Police took time to introduce herself and explain her duties as a police officer in the community. She took questions from the kids and explained away a lot of misconceptions about what police officers do. For example, she explained that the most important part of her toolkit was her pen and not her gun. Her pen is what she uses most often in her daily duties and it’s her pen that she uses to keep people safe and bad guys behind bars.
Our visitors from the Fire Service spoke to BLAST kids about the importance of checking smoke alarms and why carbon monoxide detectors are so important. And while BLAST kids had so much fun challenging their visitors to a race and checking out the fire truck, the firefighters also enjoyed learning about their community by meeting the kids at BLAST. Check out the pics and videos below of all the fun!