Cub Scouts tour fire station |

Cub Scouts tour fire station

Capt. Fred Vermillion shows Cub Scouts Reilly Dunn and Jaxon Kennedy, from left, how to blast the fire hose. (Provided to the Tribune)

Six first-grade Tiger Cub Scouts from South Lake Tahoe Pack 592 and their families took an extensive tour of Fire Station No. 1 on Ski Run Boulevard. The tour was hosted by Capt. Fred Vermillion and his crew.

Each boy had a chance to experience it all – from sliding down the familiar brass pole and climbing through rescue vehicles, to peeking through the department’s high-tech thermal imager, a device used to find victims in dark smoke-filled space or detect hot spots in a seemingly extinguished fire.

Besides the obvious fire prevention value, Capt. Vermillion sees this type of exposure as a way to minimize potential panic children might experience in a real emergency situation.

Scout leaders plan regular events called “Go-Sees” to educate the Scouts in the workings of our community, environment and culture.

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