Firefighter Jerry explains how to help someone who's fallen overboard from a boat, pulling them back into the boat hand over hand.

Firefighter Jerry explains how to help someone who’s fallen overboard from a boat, pulling them back into the boat hand over hand.

Firefighter Jerry, our friend from Mentor Fire Department, talked to the kids about water and boating safety during a special story time this month at our Main Branch.

The children learned:

  • Don’t go into the water without an adult’s permission
  • Listen to the lifeguard
  • Don’t run around the pool because it might be slippery
  • If they’re on a boat, make sure that they have a life vest and that the vest fits.
  • If someone falls from a boat into the water, you can throw them a rope or inner tube; but do not jump in after them.

Firefighter Jerry joins us for a story time each month. He’ll be back at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 18, at our Main Branch.

The story time is open to all ages. No registration is required.

If your children attend one of our Firefighter Friends story times, they’ll be entered into a raffle where they can win lunch with the Mentor firefighters in December.