Family Emergency Day is a special event for local grandmother - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Family Emergency Day is a special event for local grandmother

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

For the fifth year, the Augusta Fire Department held its annual Family Emergency Day at the Augusta Mall. Dawn McKee brought her two grandchildren, 6-year-old Carson and 4-year-old Logan, so they could get comfortable with first responders. She said she heard about Saturday's event on the news.

"I feel like it's really an important thing for adults and children to get to meet our firefighters and other emergency personnel and the for kids, especially, to learn what to do in an emergency," McKee explained.

As a child, her brother needed medical services. She said it was traumatic and she didn't know what to expect. That's why she's exposing Carson and Logan, so they can know who to trust.

Carson and Logan braved the Fire Safety House, where smoke filled a mock residence and a firefighter gently guided them through the scary situation as they crawled to safety. "We crawled on our knees and tried to get out," Carson explained.

In his firefighter hat, Logan told WFXG he wants to be a firefighter. "I wanna save people from a wreck and help people from fire," Logan said.

Forty vendors were on hand with free giveaways. The event also featured safety demonstrations, free IDs for kids and pet giveaways.

Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Homelessness in Augusta is a growing issue

    Homelessness in Augusta is a growing issue

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:22 PM EDT2018-07-18 20:22:19 GMT
    Hundreds of people in Augusta are living day to day without a home. Homelessness has been an issue for several years in Augusta and those at the Housing and Community Development (HCD) have been working hard to help those in need. (Source: WFXG)Hundreds of people in Augusta are living day to day without a home. Homelessness has been an issue for several years in Augusta and those at the Housing and Community Development (HCD) have been working hard to help those in need. (Source: WFXG)
    Hundreds of people in Augusta are living day to day without a home. Homelessness has been an issue for several years in Augusta and those at the Housing and Community Development (HCD) have been working hard to help those in need. (Source: WFXG)Hundreds of people in Augusta are living day to day without a home. Homelessness has been an issue for several years in Augusta and those at the Housing and Community Development (HCD) have been working hard to help those in need. (Source: WFXG)

    Hundreds of people in Augusta are living day to day without a home. Homelessness has been an issue for several years in Augusta and those at the Housing and Community Development (HCD) have been working hard to help those in need. 

    More >>

    Hundreds of people in Augusta are living day to day without a home. Homelessness has been an issue for several years in Augusta and those at the Housing and Community Development (HCD) have been working hard to help those in need. 

    More >>
  • 2018 fourth warmest on record so far

    2018 fourth warmest on record so far

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 3:11 PM EDT2018-07-18 19:11:19 GMT
    2018 Heat Review Map Through June (Climate Central)2018 Heat Review Map Through June (Climate Central)
    2018 Heat Review Map Through June (Climate Central)2018 Heat Review Map Through June (Climate Central)

    As greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in the atmosphere, the heat goes on both globally and here in the United States.

    More >>

    As greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in the atmosphere, the heat goes on both globally and here in the United States.

    More >>
  • People & Places with Pierce: Apizza di Napoli

    People & Places with Pierce: Apizza di Napoli

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-07-18 18:35:12 GMT
    People & Places with Pierce: Apizza Di Napoli (WFXG)People & Places with Pierce: Apizza Di Napoli (WFXG)

    For one Aiken County pizzeria, pizza making is serious business. Passing down a passion for pizza in the next People & Places with Pierce Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. on FOX 54 News Now.

    More >>

    For one Aiken County pizzeria, pizza making is serious business. Passing down a passion for pizza in the next People & Places with Pierce Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. on FOX 54 News Now.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly