Oak Grove students participate in Public Safety Day

Oak Grove students participate in Public Safety Day
LifeFlight crew members talk to students

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Students from Oak Grove Primary School got the opportunity to participate in a Public Safety Day in the City of Hattiesburg on Wednesday.

The group gathered at the Hattiesburg-Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport where they got to take a close look at fire trucks, police cars, airplanes, as well as LifeFlight's helicopter.

"It's extremely important for our kids to participate and learn about community helpers, they need to know about the world around them so it's not just about academics, it's about knowing about our society and social skills," said Oak Grove Primary Assistant Teacher Sarah Salas.

Hattiesburg firefighters, Hattiesburg police officers, as well as airport personnel, and LifeFlight crew members were on hand to answer questions as well as give demonstrations for the kids.