Bay Village hosts Touch-a-Truck

Don Landers, service department operations supervisor, police officer Ben Kitchen and firefighter Brandon Dimacchia stand in front of some of the vehicles that will be on display during Bay Village’s Touch-a-Truck event Sept. 12. Photo by Denny Wendell

Family event allows kids to explore, climb in city trucks

On Saturday, Sept. 12, from noon to 3 p.m., kids of all ages are invited to visit the first annual Bay Village Touch-a-Truck event. Don’t miss the chance to climb in a fire truck, sit in the seat of a front-end loader, turn on the emergency lights of a police car, or pet a police horse! Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions of your community service providers and receive valuable safety information.

The free event will take place rain or shine at the combined safety campus of the Bay Village police and fire departments, 28000-28100 Wolf Road.

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

MetroHealth’s Life Flight will land in Cahoon Park during the event, allowing attendees to view the helicopter and talk to the nurses.  The Cleveland Metroparks Rangers will have their mounted unit present. The Westshore Enforcement Bureau will display their SWAT vehicle, bomb truck, hazmat unit and all their associated equipment.

You can gather information on everything from bicycle safety to teen drivers to internet and social media awareness. The Bay Village Police Department Auxiliary Unit can get you signed up for the ReadyNotify emergency alert system or the Do Not Knock Registry. You may bring in your household documents to be shredded, with donations going to support the Auxiliary Unit. 

A food vendor will be on hand. Other organizations in attendance include the Village Bicycle Cooperative, Red Cross, Westshore Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), University Hospital’s Rainbow Safety Squad and Impact Teen Driving.

Parking will be available in the lot on the south side of the police department, in Cahoon Park and at Bay Middle School.

We look forward to a successful event and seeing all our school kids at the first annual Touch-a-Truck event!

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Volume 7, Issue 17, Posted 10:26 AM, 09.01.2015