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Mahopac Fire District Open House Draws Quite A Crowd

Future firefighter A.J. Kaoukakis and his mom, Liz are welcomed by Chief Bill Bahr, and assistant chiefs Bill Nikisher and Jay Kinash. Photo Credit: Contributed
The extrication team goes through the paces making short work of 'quick entry.' Photo Credit: Contributed
Mahopac EMS members answer questions about how the EMS system. Photo Credit: Contributed
Firefighter Jim Scanga answers a resident's question about household fire extinguishers Photo Credit: Contributed
Members of the MFVD Fire Police take a moment from their duties for a group shot. Photo Credit: Contributed

PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -  Rain did not deter Mahopac residents from turning out to show support for their firefighters and EMS responders during a district open house.

The event on Sunday offered residents a chance to meet and get to know the local first responders including all of the fire chiefs.

One big fan was four-year-old A.J. Kaoukakis and his mom, Liz. The future firefighter was dressed in turnout gear and got a huge welcome from all in attendance.

Guests were given demonstrations of extrication, CPR, and fire extinguisher instructions. Lunch was also provided.

Others on hand included neighboring departments with specialties such as the Mahopac Falls Dive team, Mohegan Fire Department, and their Safety House, Putnam County HazMat Team, New York State Police and Putnam County Sheriff Department and their crowd-pleasing K-9 units, and the New York State Police rollover simulator.

Other friends invited included members from the Veterans Administration, Central Hudson, American Red Cross Disaster Relief Team, Town of Carmel Highway Department and Debbie and Anthony from WHUD 100.7 Radio.

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