Catastrophe Prevention Day at Imagination Station
August 24, 2013: Imagination Station hosted
Catastrophe Prevention Day where visitors met Toledo-metro
area emergency organizations. Visitors learned about catastrophe
risks, safety preparedness, and career opportunities as they
explored emergency vehicles and tried on safety gear.
The following people/organizations were present to educate
guests about how to prevent a catastrophe and how to respond if
one does occur:
American Red Cross
– Visitors played their Plinko game and learned about health
and safety training, how to prepare for an emergency and how
to help when disasters strike at home and abroad.
Chief Meteorologist, Jay Berschback, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
- Visitors learned what a meteorologist does; the difference
between a weather watch and warning; and how to stay safe
during tornados, floods and extreme hot and cold weather.
ProMedica Ambulance*, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Visitors looked inside an in-service vehicle and learned
about an ambulance's role as a first responder.
- Kids tested their fire safety skills by extinguishing a
simulated fire in the interactive Fire Safety House.
Visitors learned about fire safety, fire escape plans and
how to call emergency services.
Storm Chaser, Allan Detrich
- Visitors can explore a storm chasing truck, examine
special storm-chasing equipment and view photographs of
storms and severe weather.
Toledo Fire & Rescue Department
– Visitors learned about firefighting and fire safety,
explored a fire truck and used the fire hose.
Toledo Police Department
- Visitors explored a police car, a SWAT truck and
U.S. Coast Guard
- Visitors explored a boat and a truck, tried on equipment
and met the Coast Guard’s dog, Marley.
Toledo’s Science Center, is a non-profit organization
that is an integral part of Toledo’s economic, educational and
social landscape. With hundreds of hands-on exhibits and
demonstrations, Imagination Station delivers a multi-sensory
experience that’s as fun as it is educational. Imagination
Station provides a critical layer of science enrichment by
serving as an educational partner for teachers, schools and
parents. It’s with a thoughtful blend of exhibits, experiences,
education and excitement that Imagination Station inspires
visitors to pursue STEM careers in Northwest Ohio.
For more information, call 419.244.2674.