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+ Journal photos by Natalie Johnson North Mason Regional Fire Authority firefighter Brian Jack helps Sand Hill Elementary first,grader Willie Donaldson and his classmates use a firehose Thursday at Safety Days. Mason County Sheriff's Office Deputy Ruben Castillo shows first-grade students how to correctly wear a life jacket, with the help of Jazlyne Delvo. The annual Safety Days event teaches students about a variety of topics, including 911 dispatch, fires and boating safety. 360.426.4743 Thursday, June 19, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-11 Students get lesson in safety North Mason Regional Fire Authority visits 5and Hill Elementary School By NATALIE JOHNSON natalie@masoncoun cam Each spring, elementary school students in Belfair look forward to Safety Days, when they get to learn how to stay safe around fires, boats, power lines and train tracks, and have fun doing it. "They love this day," said Johanna Roberts, a sec- ond-grade teacher at Sand Hill Elementary. Roberts said the event has happened during each of the 25 years she has taught at the school. The annual event is organized by the North Mason Regional Fire Authority (NMRFA). It visited Belfair Elementary on June 10 and Sand Hill Elementary on June 12. "In two days, we had about 1,100 kids," said Je- romy Hicks, of NMRFA. Having the Safety Days event at the school en- sures that most of the students get the message, he said. Students at each school cycled through 10 stations, spending 15 minutes at each. Stations included Ma- son County Emergency Communications -- known as MACECOM -- the county's 911 service, Cascade Natural Gas, Mason County PUD 3, the NMRFA, Central Mason Fire & EMS, the Mason County Sher- iffs Office and other organizations. "Each station has its own message," Hicks said. "This is kind of a culmination of everything we do. This is an event where they get to come out and have fun." An NMRFA station allowed students to take turns using fire hoses to put out fake fires on a wooden tar- get. A Mason County Sheriffs Office station showed students the Sheriffs Office boat, and demonstrated the proper way to wear a life jacket. Students crawled through a box simulating a smoky room at a Central Mason Fire & EMS station. The fire authority does other safety programs at the schools throughout the year, he said. "We want to b e sure to give them a full comple- ment of public education," Hicks said. ms an evee00 vChe00e they te eme aed have Jeromy Hicks of North Mason Regional Fire Authority REAL ESTATE 306 W. Railroad Ave / PO Box 70 Shelton, WA 98584 www.JohnLScottShelton.com 360-426-3319 Meet Realtor Linda Hoff Linda Hoff is one of the most respected women in Mason County, and we have the pleasure of having her as part of our "Real Estate Family'. Linda is fiercely dedicated to her family, friends, and to her career as a Realtor. She is phenomenal in giving trushvorthy advice to everyone she encounters, and she has a true knack for delivering information in an understandable way. You can rely on her to keep your interest above her own. Not to mention she has over 20 years of experience as a Realtor. If you're looking to buy or sell, give Linda a call. 3ohn L00c0fr m REAL ESTATE This office is'independently owned and operated byJohn L. Scoff Shehon