Mid-Michigan school holds safety day - WNEM TV 5

Mid-Michigan school holds safety day

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HEMLOCK, MI (WNEM) -

Students in Saginaw County's Hemlock School District saw first responders in action and up close.

Hemlock's K.C. Ling Elementary hosted a Public Safety Day event from 9 a.m. until noon on Tuesday.

Children were able to tour a police Humvee and see a State Police drone.  There were also demonstrations by sheriff's and State Police K-9 units.

Hemlock School officials said the event gives children a chance to see the positive role that public safety officers play in the community and make sure the children aren't afraid when they see flashing lights.

"These kids are our next firefighters, policemen and state police and helicopters and nurses. It's a good thing," said Timothy Trim, firefighter.

Meanwhile, the Richland Township police chief was happy the school came up with the public safety day idea.

"With all the bad things that have been happening with police departments around the country it's good to have some positive exposure," Jack Doyle said.

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