September 18th dawned a beautiful yet cool end of summer day, but that couldn’t dampen the spirits of over 400 Logan County fourth grade students as they embarked to the Logan County Extension Complex for a fun, educational day of learning about safety and healthy living at the 2012 Logan County Progressive Agriculture Safety Day.
Over 120 volunteers took part in this education day by presenting workshops, serving food, working the registration table, serving as group leaders for the classrooms, taking pictures and cleaning up after the event. Through the 11 learning stations, presenters gave youth, teachers and parents life-saving information regarding ATV’s (All Terrain Vehicles), tractor and lawn mower safety, Disability awareness, 911 etiquette, Water Safety, Fire Prevention, Bicycle Safety, Food Safety, Fire Extinguisher usage, Electrical Safety, and hand washing and germ safety. A 12th station was provided where students got a chance to learn about physical fitness by doing Zumba.
The day was capped off by a mock rescue coordinated by the Lewisburg, Russellville City and Russellville Rural Fire Departments. The students got to see how the EMT’s work through traumatic injuries and how a trapped person is freed from an automobile. PHI also brought in a helicopter to witness the “victim” being taken to an ER for treatment.
On behalf of the planning committee for the Logan County Progressive Agriculture Safety Day, we would like to extend a huge “THANK YOU” to all our volunteers and to our community for supporting this event. With your support we have educated many students with safety tips that will benefit them and their families. This year’s sponsors include:
Logan Memorial Hospital
Logan Telephone Cooperative
KY Partnership for Farm, Family, Health and Safety
Logan County Farm Bureau
H&H Sheet Metal
Riley White Drugs
Logan County Home Builders Association
Logan County Cattlemen’s Association
Pennyrile Rural Electric
Logan County FFA
Logan County Family Resource Centers
Russellville Family Resource Center
PHI Air Medical
Logan County Extension Service
Logan County 4-H
We would also like to mention and thank this year’s presenters including:
Logan County Health Department
Russellville Parks and Rec
Lewisburg Fire Department
Kentucky State Police
Logan County FFA
Logan County EOC
Logan County Extension Office
Logan County School System
If you are interested in helping with the 2013 Logan County Progressive Agriculture Safety Day please contact the Logan County Extension Office at 726-6323 for more information.