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Horns of various range and decibel could be heard through downtown Harrison as children took the “touch-a-truck” concept to heart. Dump trucks, fire trucks and everything in between were available for kids to sit in, ask questions about, and blow those horns!
The event was planned by Dan Durga of Dan Durga State Farm of Harrison and the Harrison Community Fire Department. The Michigan DNR, AmeriGas, Beemer’s Sand and Gravel, Michael Henry Tree Service, and the City of Harrison displayed their trucks and heavy equipment.
Oct. 6-12 was Fire Prevention Week and the focus of the event was on fire and home safety. Durga coordinated the event and generously received monetary donations from local businesses to purchase and distribute lithium battery smoke detectors. Some 72 detectors were given away and many to homes that admittedly had inadequate detectors.
It’s especially important to the Harrison Fire Department that children see and are not afraid of fire fighters in their full gear. In case of a fire in their home, children will not be afraid of a potential rescuer if they are familiar with how they look. Attendees were also able to view and hold the jaws of life, try on equipment and sit in the fire trucks.