WEYBURN – The College for Kids summer program at Southeast College's Weyburn campus has had some special guests this week, “People From the Neighbourhood”, to visit the kids and tell them about their jobs.
The guests included Daniel Kelly of the Weyburn EMS, who brought an ambulance on Tuesday to the college for the children to have a tour and learn about what they do.
On Wednesday, the guest in the morning was Harold Whiteoak of the Weyburn Fire Department, and he brought one of the fire trucks along.
He explained what all the equipment was for, stored away in spaces all over the truck, and had the children put on his turnout gear and helmet, and heft a Jaws of Life extricator to see what kind of weight fire fighters have to be able to handle.
In the afternoon, Curtis Sanguin of South Country Equipment brought a large John Deere tractor for the kids to see.
He noted that brand new, this tractor would sell for about $1.3 million. It had a Cummins diesel engine and tractor treads instead of wheels, and has auto-steer.
The tractor also has a powerful on-board computer in the cab that he can dial into from his cell phone in case the operator runs into any difficulties.
The last guests for the week will be a visit from the Weyburn Police Service on Thursday morning.