Afton : Rockfish River Elementary : Community Helpers’ Day


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    Photography by Tommy Stafford
    Nelson County Life Magazine ©2007
    Rockfish River Elementary
    Afton, Virginia

    Above a member of the Rockfish Valley FD lets one of the youngsters see what it’s like to wear a breathing pack used when firefighters fight fires.

    There were all kinds of demonstrations in all different occupations Monday at the Rockfish School. Youngsters got the chance to see all kinds of careers they might one day have interest in. Thanks to Stacey Johnson, Courtney Truslow, and principal, Nita Hughes, for inviting us over and showing great hospitality while there!

    This fellow got to try out the mask portion of the rig, just in time for Halloween!

    What can brown do for you?

    gravel truck
    From delivery trucks to dump trucks!

    Not that any of these youngsters needed any help talking, but these guys from Verizon showed them how their conversations travel across wires and how they work on them.

    And if you’re not interested in telephone wires, how about electric ones, the folks at CVEC showed them all about it!

    VA Forrestry
    Or if climbing poles isn’t in their future, maybe climbing trees with Smokey Bear might be!

    OK, not interested in that Smokey Bear, how about this one?

    Or a pilot or flight nurse / paramedic on one of these awesome helicopters. Air Care 5!

    These were just a few of the demonstrations at Monday’s event. All of the folks that showed up had a great time and all of the kids got a chance to see what the future just might hold for them!



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