A Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) Paramedic Lieutenant, Joshua Parish, helps a child escape the Mobile Survive Alive House as it fills with theatre smoke as part of a fire simulation.
Approximately 75 children went through the fire simulation and other activities outlined for them this past Saturday at a Volunteer Respite Event that took place at the Milwaukee Fire and Police Academy. Milwaukee firefighters and police officers were on hand to educate special-needs children on public safety. Each year the MFD and the Milwaukee Police Department team up with Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin (CSSW) to facilitate the event. This year’s event happened on Join Hands Day, a nationally-recognized volunteer day. All the children present at the respite event ranged in ages from infant to 18 years old, and suffered from conditions such as sight and hearing impairment, cognitive and developmental delays, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and autism. Speak Out! Violence in Our World