Fanwood’s First Responders Teach Babysitting Safety

(above) Babysitting students practice CPR on infant mannequins.

Fanwood Responders Help Teach Babysitters Safety

Fanwood first responders routinely help a local instructional company teach safety and life-saving techniques to young people being certified in safe babysitting, CPR and first aid. Recently, firefighter Ken Gorman and police officer Dan Piccola volunteered their services to Fanwood-based Little Hearts Big World Instructional Services for its babysitting and junior first-responder classes.

The babysitting class is a 6-hour course that teaches the kids feeding and diapering, staying safe while being alone at home with a young child and certifying them in babysitting safety and CPR. The Jr. First Responder class is meant to give an overview of what emergency services do, introducing them to police, fire and EMS personnel and their equipment. Those students are certified in CPR and AED, basic first aid, fire safety and fire extinguisher training.

Little Hearts Big World is owned and operated by Melissa Padulsky of Fanwood; visit online at

Photos by Borough of Fanwood

(above) Firefighter Ken Gorman demonstrates the use of a Scott breathing pack.

(above) Officer Dan Piccola demonstrates an AED training unit.

(above) Student models the fireman’s gear.

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