‘Fire Prevention Day’ competition

Members of the Maple Grove Fire Department Explorers program represented Maple Grove Aug. 23 at the Minnesota State Fair during the Governor’s Fire Prevention Day and competition.

MGfirefighterStateFairKati Murphy from the Maple Grove Fire Department Explorers competes in the Gear Donning event at the at the Governor’s Fire Prevention Day competition at Carousel Park at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair on Aug. 23. The Gear Donning event is a timed event where Explorers simulate the need to rapidly don their fire fighting gear in order to enter a fire. (Sun ThisWeek staff photo by Rick Orndorf)

 

MGfirefighterStateFair3The Maple Grove Fire Department Explorers compete in the Spinal Immobilization and Movement event at the at the Governor’s Fire Prevention Day competition at Carousel Park at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair on Aug. 23. Using a “long board,” the Explorers perform a safe rescue of a car accident victim with possible neck and back injuries. (Sun ThisWeek staff photo by Rick Orndorf)

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