The Affton Fire Protection District graciously accepted a $1,500 check from Missouri American Water Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Manager of Government Affairs Bradley Brown presented the check to the District. Public Relations Coordinator Private Mark Bryant accepted the check on behalf of the District.
The money was donated to the District for a new fire extinguisher training prop that firefighters will use to train the public. The firefighters have held multiple fire extinguisher training classes in the past but the use of live fire has been limited. The new prop will allow them to safely use live fire in a tray that participants actually extinguish.
In a letter thanking the District and firefighters, a participant from a fire extinguisher class in January explained that part of his neighbor’s garage caught on fire and because of his training at the class he was able to extinguish the fire before it spread.
“The training you provided for me was helpful and I wanted you to know that being trained paid off,” he said in the letter.
“Being able to use live fire in a safe environment is crucial to training the public,” says Bryant. “It allows us to put participants in a real-life environment that they will not forget!”
The Affton Fire Protection District would like to extend a sincere “Thank-you!” to Missouri American Water for helping make a difference in our community.
If you are interested in setting up a class or have questions regarding the District’s training programs please feel free to contact our administration or PR Coordinator Mark Bryant at 314.631.1803 or visit our Facebook page.
For more about Missouri American Water visit their website.