Kids Day at Stewart Park this Saturday will give kids a chance to ride on fire trucks and learn about fire safety, thanks to the Ithaca Professional Firefighters Association. Kids Day is scheduled for 10am-2pm on Saturday, August 17th.
Kids Day at Stewart Park. Photo provided by Ithaca Fire Department.The Ithaca Fire Department participates annually in Kids Day to acquaint area children with fire safety and the tools they use to help people, including "the Jaws of Life, thermal imaging cameras, and rope rescue equipment." Firefighters will give kids balloons, fire helmets, and school supplies.
In addition to fire truck rides, kids and their families can enjoy fire extinguisher demonstrations, fire hoses spraying water, and a fire safety obstacle course. In the event of rain, the free event will be held on Sunday, August 18th.
"The firefighters look forward to spending the day with the people they protect," says Firefighter Chris Hamilton, this year's event organizer.