Safety Days teaches life lessons


Matt Baide

Mason County Sheriff's Office's Matt Colbenson simulates driving a boat to teach boat safety during Safety Days on June 8 at Belfair Elementary School.

The annual Safety Days event took place June 5 and 6 at Sand Hill Elementary School and June 8 and 9 at Belfair Elementary, teaching kids safety skills that will serve them now and in the future.

North Mason Regional Fire Authority Chief Beau Bakken has been conducting Safety Days for 26 years, and he said it is always his favorite week of the year.

"Of the 365 days that I'm on duty per year, these are the best four I have throughout the entire year," Bakken told the Herald. "In most situations, we're out there seeing some really tough conditions and situations with responding to emergenc...

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