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Touch-A-Truck surpasses expectations

The Village of Laurium held their first ever Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday. The goal was to let kids get to know some of the workers, and more importantly the heavy equipment, that keep the village going throughout the year. Fireman Jason Lund remembers being just like some of the children that came out to honk the horn on a fire truck.

The kids coming in, they’re sitting at the driver’s seat, they’re going through all of our gear, grabbing the things that are so cool. It’s nice to see that maybe one day some of these kids will be on our department.

Participation was strong and Laurium anticipates having another Touch-A-Truck gathering next year. Lund says he thinks more than one attendee will end up being part of the next generation of public safety and public works employees.

The Village of Laurium Facebook page has compiled an album with pictures submitted by attendees. In it, you can see some of the other activities that were available for kids, including face painting, bounce houses, and more. Calumet Township Fire and Rescue was originally set to supply a smokehouse that simulates a burning building, teaching lessons on what to do if you are caught inside.

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