Touch a Truck: Touch-Play-Learn!
Public Safety Field Day to Celebrate and Promote Community Preparedness
Saturday May 17th - 10:00 to 2:00 - Greenfield Community College
Montague Massachusetts, May 6, 2014:
Helicopters, trucks and specialty vehicles will be landing at Greenfield Community College on May 17 at the Public Safety Field Day Touch-a-Truck event. Kids of all ages will be encouraged to climb, touch and explore an expanse of cool and unique vehicles.
This FREE event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, at Main Campus of Greenfield Community College.
In all, about 30 specialty vehicles ranging from fire apparatus, ambulances, command units, communications resources, disaster animal response, incident support units and mass casualty resources, will be available for visitors to explore. A Life Flight helicopter will land and another helicopter making water drops is planned. Cameras are highly recommended! Public safety professionals will be on hand to talk about their equipment and answer questions.
John Greene Chief of the Montague Center Fire Department and President of the Tri-State Fire Mutual Aid Association is encouraging residents and families to attend this fun, family-centered community event “Kids won’t want to miss the thrill of climbing aboard fire engines, work vehicles, police cars, and command trailers. We are proud of the variety of services we provide to our communities and this event is a great way for residents to look at what we do and how we do it”.
Favorite activities from past events will return this year, including Firefighting Foam, Franklin County Sherriff’s pet adoption, Smokey Bear, and a demonstration of the Jaws of Life! New this year will be an exciting side by side burn demonstration featuring two mock living rooms set ablaze --one outfitted with sprinklers and another without.
Fun and informative educational activities will be provided. The American Red Cross will host a Pillowcase Activity for children to help them get prepared and Tapestry Health will lead community education seminar about Narcan as an antidote to an overdose of heroin.
Equipment vendors and emergency preparedness organizations will have information booths in the main dining area. Food will be available in cafeteria. A 50/50 raffle and “pick-a-prize “auction will round out the festivities.
The event is sponsored by the Tri-State Fire Mutual Aid Association, the Northwest Massachusetts Incident Management Team, the Franklin County Emergency Preparedness Committee and Greenfield Community College.