Police, firefighters have fun with kids in Cairo

CAIRO, IL (KFVS) - The Cairo Fire Department held its first ever "Touch a Truck" event on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Cairo police, air evacuation crews and Illinois Conservation Police were also involved in the event.

Children and families were able to climb inside the vehicles to see the inner workings. They were also allowed to play with the lights and sirens.

A medical helicopter was also present, which took off later in the day.

Cairo Fire Chief John Meyer told Heartland News he was very pleased with the turnout, and expects to hold the event again in the future.

According to Meyer, the supplies were all paid for by donations.

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