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GALLERY: Public safety on display at annual park event

The 16th annual Bryan County Emergency Services Public Safety Day was once again a big hit with families who came out to DeVaul Henderson Park on Saturday to see first responders and the tools of their trade.

Not only did Bryan County display their police cars, fire engines and other emergency-response vehicles, they were joined by other agencies, including Chatham and Effingham counties.

Children enjoyed stepping onto and inside rescue helicopters and boats and getting a tour from the uniformed officers.

Since safety was the central theme,  one of the most popular exhibits was a truck that showed the consequences of not wearing a seatbelt. 

Unrestrained dummies were placed inside the truck that spun upside down to mimic a serious rollover accident. The violent movement threw the dummies out of the truck and onto the pavement below, signifying what can happen to humans in an accident when not wearing a seatbelt. 

Photos by Mark Swendra.

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