Bethlehem, PA, September 25, 2017 – On Thursday, September 28, at a special school assembly at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Bethlehem Township, Kasey the Labrador Retriever will help to teach Kindergarten through 6th grade students about fire safety.
Kasey is part of the The Kasey Program©, an exciting and educational program that teaches children fire and life safety skills. Kasey and her partner firefighter/paramedic Jeff Owens travel the country bringing their life saving message to all that will listen.
Jeff Owens, a retired firefighter/paramedic after more than 31 years of service, decided to devote himself full-time to the program he developed in 1994. He has watched the program grow to now scheduling approximately 400 programs and reaching more than 400,000 people annually.
Kasey is a black Labrador retriever who has been trained to demonstrate the life saving skills taught. During the program Kasey demonstrates how to:
stop, drop and roll
feel a door to see if it’s hot before opening it
knowing two ways out of every room
telling an adult when you find matches and lighters
crawling under smoke to escape
call 911 when you have an emergency
have a meeting place outside our home
Through Kasey performing many of the life safety skills and this significant safety message is given to the children in an entertaining and educational manner. Kasey is a therapy dog and she has been trained in search and rescue. Kasey wears the badge of the Wayne Township Fire Department, located on the West Side of Indianapolis, and is based in the Indianapolis area.
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