Keeping their safety on


LAPEL — An estimated 200 visitors came out to Public Safety Day at Lapel-Stony Creek Township Fire Territory Station 70 on Sunday, according to Deputy Chief of Operations Jason Renner.
Among them were Chelsey Richardson and niece Bowen Brown, both of Lapel.
“We just heard that they were having this and we wanted to see what it was all about, and support the fire department,” Richardson said.
Station 70, located at 8871 W. County Road 200S, Lapel, was set up to welcome visitors, with its fleet of fire vehicles shined up and on display, an antique fire truck out by the road, and firefighters and EMT members on hand to help out and answer questions.
There were also educational activities, including a mobile fire safety house, canine demonstration and a visit by the IU Health LifeLine helicopter.
Inside, merchandise booths offered among other things, baked goods.
Madison County Emergency Management, Hazmat and Lapel Police Department also participated and shared information with the public.
“It was awesome. I’m glad they do this for the community,” Richardson said as she was nearing the end of her visit — and after Bowen had her fill of playing with the water in the portable water tank, which resembled a swimming pool and was being fed by a constant stream of water.
South Madison Fire Territory’s Public Safety Day is set for Aug. 25 at Pendleton Fire Station 80, 100 S. Broadway St., Pendleton.

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