Family Emergency Day is a special event for local grandmother

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.

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