Thursday, September 20, 2012

Be Ready Day

First responders for emergencies were paid homage on Wednesday
 at Dallas County's "Be Ready Day" at the Memorial Stadium parking lot.
 Hundreds of school children visited venues including this one
 by the Alabama Forestry Commission. Commission employees
 Brigitta Giles and Cedric Hudson were on hand to show a fire plow
 and explain how it is used to control forest fires. 
Almost 70 percent of Alabama is wooded.  

Linking to Rural Thursday


Elizabeth Edwards said...

i'm sure that the one in need would be so happy they were there waiting. i have great respect for ones in those position. such a great job they do. (:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That sounds really neat! My oldest son would've loved to have gone.

Anonymous said...

A neighboring wooded 5 acre tract caught fire a few years ago, and I saw one of these in action. I'm thankful for those who dedicate their lives to helping others.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great post and wonderful photo ~ Wow lots of land in Alabama ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Anonymous said...

I am glad that such hard emergency workers are acknowledged for how they are always ready to lend a hand.

Lowell said...

What a nice portrait of two public servants. Our eldest daughter worked for several years for the Florida Forestry Department. These departments are very important to the health and maintenance of our environment.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet the kids loved this event!

Nancy Claeys said...

Love this shot -- we so seldom get to see these hard workers standing still with a smile on their face.

Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Rural Thursdays. xo

EG CameraGirl said...

I had no idea that such a large portion of Alabama was wooded!