Big Crowds Enjoyed the Fire Department Open House

first_imgOCFD had a huge turnout for their open house. This group of Intermediate School students were all smiles. Hundreds turned out for the annual Ocean City Fire Department Open House on Thursday at department headquarters at 550 Asbury Avenue.They came to enjoy the small-town event, some complimentary food and drink, and a handful of activities geared toward teaching children how to act and react in a fire situation.But a highlight this year was a live fire demonstration in which two mock rooms — only one protected by a sprinkler system — were ignited. The exercise showed the public how quickly fire alarms are activated (about 23 seconds after the first flames were visible), how quickly firefighters might respond on average and how quickly the room became engulfed.The annual event coincides with national Fire Prevention Month and gives the community a chance to learn more about how the department works.From learning to “stop, drop and roll” to using a fire extinguisher to douse flames, Ocean City youth got a chance to learn by doing.Off-duty firefighters from Ocean City Firefighters FMBA Local 27 volunteer their time to produce the event.last_img read more

#CUNAGAC: Passion, politics, positive effect

first_img 34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When an advocacy army of nearly 5,000 credit union activists left the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) Wednesday, they took with them a strong message and delivered it with a powerful voice.“I want you to talk about the credit union difference because it makes a difference,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle, sending the advocates off to their Capitol Hill visits. He also advised attendees not to stop with this week’s advocacy efforts—and to remember their activist role the other 51 weeks of the year.A #CUdifference campaign, launched by Nussle at CUNA GAC, has inspired credit union members, staff and other advocates to share their stories–in 15-second video snippets–across all social media platforms.And, in case you missed it, daily videos–a new feature of CUNA GAC coverage–captured the energy and enormity of the credit union movement’s premier event. See them here: continue reading »last_img read more