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"They shouldn't be afraid when they see police, fire brigade, or a helicopter, they are there to help." -- First Responders Visit Local School

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ARDMORE, OK -- “The reason I wear it is because I don't want a bullet to go through, but the best we can hope for is that we never see a bullet at all, how’s that?"

Words of wisdom from our men in blue; teaching our future generation what it really takes to be a hero.

"We are looking at fire trucks and we are asking questions about what they do and they do a lot of stuff to help us," Oak Hall Episcopal private school student, Alicyn says.

Students at the Oak Hall Episcopal private school were amazed that firefighters not only fight fires but assist in car accidents as well.

"If there’s a car accident, they have equipment and they told us they can take off tops and they can pry off the doors if it’s stuck," Oak Hall Episcopal private school student, Brooklyn says.

Ardmore’s air evac paramedics provide rapid medical transport.

Their helicopters can go faster than 144 miles an hour, giving them a much faster response time to save a life.

"We’re able to show them the different safety aspects that we provide, as well as the medical care, just giving them more experience to hopefully help them feel that it is a safer environment if they ever do encounter a situation where they need us," flight paramedic Dan McLeod says.

Oak Hall Head Master, Ken Willy says it’s important for the kids to realize that our men and women in uniform are here to protect us.

"They shouldn't be afraid when they see police, fire brigade, or a helicopter that they are there to help, it’s a great way to build relationships and you can learn so much from a book but when you come in and sit in a helicopter, or talk with these police officers, go through the fire house, it’s so much better," Oak Hall Head Master, Ken Willy says.

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