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Touch-a-Truck event

April 23, 2016

Local Fire Departments host “Touch-a-Truck” events each year. Additionally, law enforcement and EMS personnel are often present. This could be done at a local outdoor shopping center to allow children and families up-close access to various vehicles (ex. Fire truck, SWAT vechicles, helicopters, EMS, and more).  A section at the event can also be designated for child passenger safety (CPS) education. Considering working with local fire departments to either participate in events already being hosted, or encourage the start of a Touch-a-Truck event in your local area.


Examples of vehicles and programs that can be made available on-site:

  • Ambulance
  • Fire Truck
  • Mass Casualty Truck
  • Ladder Truck
  • Sheriff Vehicles
  • SWAT Truck
  • Canine Unit
  • Rollover simulator
  • Car seat safety inspections (consider scheduling appointments)
  • Spot the Tot demonstration area
  • Kiddie Booths with games and prizes
  • Local adult and pediatric healthcare organizations with educational information and giveaways