Emergency Services Day Returns October 14

If your child loves all things related to fire, rescue and emergency services, don’t miss Emergency Services Day on Saturday, Oct. 14.

The annual event includes both the Anderson Township Fire and Rescue Department and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office who open up their vehicles for exploration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Beechmont Fire Station, 7954 Beechmont Ave.

More Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office vehicles will be on site this year, including a motorcycle, bomb truck, a drone, a boat and the SWAT truck.

Opportunities from the Anderson Township Fire and Rescue Department include a chance to:

•              Climb on water rescue boats and a ladder truck explore an ambulance

•              Check out vehicles from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office

•              Extinguish a “fire” using a fire nozzle

•              Get your picture taken with Lt. Big Ben, the fire department mascot

•              Roll out in real fire gear for a photo shoot

•              Experience the firefighter obstacle course

•              Enjoy a live fire demonstration showing the importance of closing bedroom doors

The 5th annual toy drive called “Stuff the Medic Unit Collection Drive” benefitting Inter Parish Ministries begins that week. The fire and rescue department will accept donations of unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items as they pack the ambulance.