Girl Scouts Learn About Volunteer Firefighting

Troops visit North Highlands Fire Department

First-grade Daisy Troop 2032 and Junior Girl Scout Troop 2912 recently visited the North Highlands Fire Department. Emily Knapp, a volunteer firefighter and lifetime Girl Scout member who was a gold award recipient, took time off from her college studies at the University of New Haven to spend the afternoon with the girls, sharing her stories about firefighting, talking about the importance of fire safety, showing the girls how different equipment works, and giving them a tour of the facilities.

Girl Scouts visit the North Highlands Firehouse (Photo provided)

Girl Scouts visit the North Highlands Firehouse (Photo provided)

The girls learned the differences between the types of trucks the fire company has and how each truck with its varying equipment helps fight a blaze. They also learned how every member of the fire company is a volunteer, what that entails and how rewarding it is to give back to your community in that way.

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