THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - School is out for the summer, but kids in Thomasville are still learning a valuable lesson in safety.
Thomasville first responders joined together to offer a safety summer camp on Tuesday.
Stop, drop and roll, one of the many lessons kids in Thomasville learned on Monday during a safety summer camp.
The Thomasville Fire Department taught the first half of camp on Monday, and Sparky the fire dog was there to help out.
A fire safety trailer helped show kids real life scenarios that could happen in their own homes. Firefighters were there to teach them step by step the path to safety.
The summer camp is a joint effort between the Thomasville Police Department, Thomasville Fire Department and Thomas County EMS.
Summer is a time for fun activities but officials said that it's important to know what to do to stay safe.
"Its so important that you know, you never know when there is going to be a chaperone there during the whole time while these kids are enjoying themselves during the summer time," explained Jabar Dunbar with the Thomasville Police Department.
The program also allowed kids to get to know first responders.
"It builds a lot of relationships with the police department even with the fire, because whenever kids see the police, what they normally say is, 'Oh I'm being bad I'm in trouble.' And we want to let them know we're their friends," explained Dunbar "What we're trying to do, we're trying to educate them. And we're going to educate them with a smile.
From learning the details of a fire truck, to seeing how first responders save lives. A group effort that public servants were happy to help with.
"This is the reason why I do this, I like helping individuals, especially when you can help the kids and show them the mentorship, so when they get older they can give it back and that's why I do this," said Dunbar.