Fire Fighters, Police Show Skills at Night Out

A fireman demonstrates his skill in sliding down a rope from 40 feet of a fire truck’s extension ladder.

By Douglas E. Hall

National Association of Town Watch is the nation’s premiere non-profit crime prevention organization dedicated to the development and promotion of crime prevention in communities across the nation.  This year’s Night Out was observed on Tuesday, Aug. 4.  In Edgewater it was not an evening when law-abiding citizens take back their streets from criminal elements, but a celebration and recognition of the skills and efforts of the local police, fire department and other first responders who are prepared to risk their lives to save other lives in emergencies and catastrophes.  Activities took place at the Edgewater Marina where fire fighters demonstrated their skills of sliding down a rope from some 40 feet from a fire truck’s extension ladder.

Children get first-hand knowledge about a police car.


Fire chief Thomas Jacobson gets one of his men ready to climb the ladder to slide down the rope.

Police dole out free hot dogs and hamburgers, courtesy of Eddie Young at the Outback.

Police Sgt. Christina Rae explains the workings of the police department to children at the police booth.

A fire fighter prepares to make the slide down the rope.

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