In what has become an annual event at the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department, Au Pairs from “Au Pair In America” stopped by the station. At least once a year the live-in nannies from abroad stop by to learn about fire safety and basic first aid. The classes are tailored for the Au Pairs as many of them come from foreign countries where emergency services and public safety may be handled differently than America. For example, we explain to the Au Pairs that in Montgomery County, ambulance service is completely free, and you can never be turned down from service; therefore there is never a reason not to call 911 if you think an emergency exists. CJPVFD also teaches the Au Pairs activities they can do with the children to pass on the fire safety message.
Of course it isn’t all serious business. After the fire and safety lectures the Au Pairs get a tour of the firehouse and apparatus. As well, this year they competed in races to see who could don firefighter turnout gear the fastest. The Au Pairs also took advantage of the numerous photo opportunities with the fire apparatus and equipment. CJPVFD would like to send thanks to the career firefighters of the “B” shift who assisted with the visit. A extra special thanks goes to 10-B Lieutenant Tom Cleveland who gave the fire safety lecture and also went into great detail on the operations of emergency services in Montgomery County.
If you are interested in having an Au Pair provide live-in child care at your home, please visit www.aupairinamerica.com