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Lowe's hosts safety event for children

By Rachel Swick Mavity | Jul 17, 2013
Photo by: Rachel Swick Mavity

Lowe’s Home Improvement hosted its annual Kids Safety Day June 22 at Five Points, near Lewes. Local fire departments brought fire equipment and ambulance groups and children's organizations brought safety-themed information.

The helicopter, owned by Air Methods and flown by LifeNet out of Georgetown, was a big draw for many kids. The event was sponsored by SAFE KIDS Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing childhood injury.

LifeNet provides pilots while Christiana Hospital medical personnel staff the helicopter, which flies to all hospitals in the region.

 

Brody Burton, 3, of Milton climbs aboard an ambulance during the event. (Photo by: Rachel Swick Mavity)
Sarah, 2, and Luke Palmer, 4, of Bear enjoy Rita's Water Ice during the annual Safe Kids event at Lowe's near Lewes. (Photo by: Rachel Swick Mavity)
Trey Dickinson, 2, of Milton is ready to drive a Lewes firetruck, if only his feet would reach the pedals. (Photo by: Rachel Swick Mavity)
LifeNet pilot Tom Humes talks about the safety of flying helicopters. Alex Mavity of Lewes is skeptical. (Photo by: Rachel Swick Mavity)
The Popes get a closer look at the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company fire dog. Shown are (l-r) Wyatt, 10 months, with grandfather, Steve of Chicago and 2-year-old Mason Pope of Lewes. (Photo by: Rachel Swick Mavity)
Several fire trucks and ambulances from Cape Region fire stations were available for children to explore during the annual event. (Photo by: Rachel Swick Mavity)
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