Bay Touch-a-Truck

Who doesn’t like a fire truck?

Kids of all ages had a blast at the annual Bay Village Touch-a-Truck event held at the Bay Village Fire Dept. last Saturday.

From noon – 3 p.m., kids got to climb in as many safety vehicles, police cars, army vehicles and fire trucks as they wanted. And, they got to honk the horns, making this the noisiest safety fair event you will ever see!

Ever sit in the bucket of a front end loader? This was your chance. How about manning a fire hose with a real fireman! This was your day!

Parents had the opportunity to ask questions of community service providers and receive valuable safety information. Touch-a-Truck generally draws over 1,000 visitors and this year appeared to be even bigger than past years.

The Bay Village Police Department, Fire Department, and Service Department were present. In addition, other public safety service providers and community services organizations were in attendance. Residents and their children had the opportunity to meet their police officers, firefighters/paramedics and service department employees and others while exploring the wide range of vehicles.

The Westshore Enforcement Bureau displayed their SWAT vehicle, bomb truck, hazmat unit and all their associated equipment. A Bay School bus was available for kids to experience. You may even have seen a K-9 dog and therapy dog wandering the safety campus!

Visitors could gather information on everything from bicycle safety and teen drivers to internet safety and social media awareness. The Bay Village Police Department Auxiliary Unit got you signed up for the ReadyNotify emergency alert system or the Do Not Knock Registry.

Hot dogs, chips and beverages made it a perfect day as other organizations in attendance or providing information included the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Village Bicycle Cooperative, Westshore Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), University Hospitals’ Rainbow Safety Squad and many others.

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