Bay Touch-a-Truck offers hands-on experience
On Saturday, Sept. 10, from noon to 3 p.m., kids of all ages are invited to the second 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. Last year’s very successful event drew over 1,000 visitors and this year promises to be even bigger.
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, service department employees and others 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. Rangers from the Cleveland Metroparks will have their mounted unit available and provide an opportunity to pet a police horse. The Westshore Enforcement Bureau will display their SWAT vehicle, bomb truck, hazmat unit and all their associated equipment. A Bay Schools bus will be available for kids to experience. You may even see a K-9 dog and therapy dog wandering the safety campus.
You can gather information on everything from bicycle safety and teen drivers to internet safety 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 Bay Village Police Auxiliary Unit.
Food will be provided by a local food vendor. Other organizations in attendance or providing information include the FBI, 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 second annual Touch-a-Truck event!