Health fair wonderful
This last weekend Saturday I had the opportunity to go to Farwell to see Annual Paula Pirnstill Memorial Health & Safety Fair. They had Cholesterol screening, Diabetes Information, Blood Pressure Check, a Blood Drive, games for kids, fire trucks, emergency communications vans, habitat, water safety, almost everything imaginable. One of the things that impressed me was the mobile home fire emulation. They take you into this mobile home close all the doors and windows then set off smoke alarms. Then they pump the mobile home full of a non-toxic smoke made from banana oil if I remember correctly, until the mobile home was filled with smoke. I was in there with the firemen about a foot away from me and I could not see him, then they have you feel the door to see if the door is hot, they don’t want you to open it if there is a fire on the other side. Then you had to feel your way to a window to crawl out a window to get the safety. It is so hard to gain your orientation in there. One of the things that the firemen told me that was quite interesting. It used to be back in the old days, that when you had a mobile home fire you had 17 min. to get out of the mobile home. Now with all of the new paints, new glues, different carpets, different wall coverings and different home insulation you have 2 1/2 min. to get out before the toxic fumes get you. You should crawl on your hands and knees to keep from standing up and inhaling the fumes. I urge all of you to go do this one time, for your own safety and your kids. This was for mobile homes and homes.
This was the first health fair I went to and I wish I would have gone to all the rest. They had to have over 200 booths on health care and 300-400 volunteers.
My hat is off to Tom Pirnstill and Molly Fetzer for a job very well done.