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Josh Heyman thinks outside of the box to deliver “Community Health and Safety fair”

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Josh Heyman, a senior at Roxbury High School is orchestrating a "Community Health and Safety fair" to achieve his Eagle Scout designation.

Scout RanksIn order for Josh to move up to the Eagle Scout rank he faces numerous requirements, with two of the biggest being proving his leadership skills, and providing a service to the local community.

What Josh did when facing these challenges, can only be thought of as extraordinary, as he applied out-of-the-box thinking to come up with an idea that would benefit the entire Roxbury community, and help him achieve his overall objectives.

Since Josh is a certified EMT, he really felt that the community needed to better understand what first responder’s do. According to Josh, “The idea came to me fairly easily, people don’t understand what we do, and the tools that we use. So I thought this would be a great way to educate the people in the community.”

It took over four months of planning, which included:

  • Communications to the different agencies to see if they would participate
  • Approval of this event from the Scouts, and further review by a special advisor
  • Reserving the site, and back-up location in case of rain
  • Ensuring Insurance Coverage, and other Legal and other Logistical issues
  • Providing leadership across all areas to ensure the different tasks happen as planned

Here is what Community Health and Safety fair offers:

  • Atlantic Air One helicopter Fire Trucks from Flanders & Roxbury
  • Ambulances from Flanders & Roxbury (Complimentary Blood Pressure screening)
  • Police Detectives (Drug Awareness)
  • Car seat safety checks
  • Roxbury EMT
  • St Claire’s Paramedics
  • Atlantic Air One helicopter will also be on-site

Congratulations to Josh, for planning such great event for the community. Let’s make sure we support this Event: October 15th from 11-3pm at Horseshoe Lake, and learn something about first responders and the job that they do!


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