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Students partake in 'Emergency Vehicle Extravaganza'

Part of Mason City's "Reading to the Rescue" summer reading program

Posted: Jun 22, 2018 8:50 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa - Students at Roosevelt Elementary got to meet with first responders and members of law enforcement Friday morning.


Mason City Fire and Police Departments, the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Office, the Iowa State Patrol and Mercy Medical Center North Iowa Air Med all were in attendance.

It's all part of the 'Emergency Vehicle Extravaganza', which is part of the "Reading to the Rescue"-themed summer reading program. First grader William Thompson appreciated the experience.

"We learned from...in the ambulance...they have stuff for IV's and bandages in there, and on the fire engine you can only fit 3 people in and stuff like that," Thompson said. "It's just cool because they actually got to bring all the trucks and the helicopter and all the police cars and the ambulance and the fire engine."

In addition to equipment demonstrations, members of law enforcement and first responders talked to students about the importance of reading in relation to their work.

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