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Saturday, June 8, 2019

'Touch a Truck' in Walkerton

Walkerton | by Robyn Garvey  

Fundraiser for purchase of new remote monitor for pumper tanker.

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The Walkerton Fire Department is hosting its 6th annual Touch a Truck Event on Saturday from 8 am till 1 pm.

Bring your appetite and enthusiasm to this year’s Touch a Truck event located at the Walkerton Fire Department.
Breakfast begins at 8 am and will be followed by a full morning of fun including: face painting, bouncy castles, spray on tattoos, slushies and of course the trucks.

Along with fire trucks, pumper tanks, rescue vans and apparatus, the public can also take in police cruisers, ambulances, tractors , dump trucks and just about everything in between.

Acting Captain James Lang says there is something to see and do for the entire family.

He notes the day will include a mini fit course for kids who want to see if they have what it takes to become a future firefighter.

Admission to the Touch a Truck Even is by donation only.

All monies raised will go towards the purchase of a ten thousand dollar remote monitor for the Fire Department’s new Pumper Tanker.

The remote monitor would allow the tanker to perform a pump and roll. (spray water and aim by remote while truck is driving)

He says this would be particularly useful in grass fires.

Lang says this year’s Touch a Truck event is the biggest one yet.

He encourages families to drop by the Walkerton Fire Department and participate in the festivities.

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