Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Dive team sets up hands on equipment experience for kids

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — The Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Dive team did some show and tell for local youngsters today.

Members of the dive team set up a pool in front of the Children’s Hands on Museum in downtown Tuscaloosa next to City Hall. Firefighter Sean Lee says he wanted to show kids what they do and how they use their equipment to save lives in emergency situations.

“It is hands on, Children’s Hands on Museum, and kids can get hands on with the people who are their firemen and their dive operators, and see the equipment and touch it and get to ask questions about it and really just get to experience it,” Lee said.

Kids got to check out the dive team’s oxygen tanks and underwater masks and other apparatus firefighters use to help make rescues. Lee says this is just another way they serve the community.

“We get activated 12 to 15 times a year on emergency water related calls. Today this is just our way of educating the public and kids to what we do,” he said.

The Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue visits many locations in the community many times every year to get involved with the public.

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