On Saturday, May 21, 2016 the Centereach Fire Department participated in the Middle Country Public Library’s Touch-A-Truck event. The event is for children and adults of all ages to explore trucks they may not get the chance to see up close and personal. This year’s Touch-A-Truck was comprised of vehicles from law enforcement, commercial and industrial companies, rental companies, ambulances and fire apparatus.
The Centereach Fire Department sent its volunteers from Company 1, Company 2, Company 3, and Rescue Company with Ambulance 18 and Engine 6. Participants in Touch-A-Truck were allowed to climb in both vehicles and learn about the equipment used for both fire and ambulance response. Asst. Chief Max Mayzus accompanied the volunteers.
“This is a great opportunity for children to become familiar with fire department apparatus before they encounter them on an emergency. It is important that children are not afraid of our apparatus or our members and this is a fun way to go about teaching them” says Asst. Chief Mayzus. The Centereach Fire Department routinely participates in Touch-A-Truck events which occur in the confines of their district and is looking forward to their next event.