Free Family Fun Attracts Hundreds To Emergency Vehicle Fun Day
5/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
By Megan Roltgen
Sirens wailed and horns blared as area youngsters inspected all of the buttons and knobs in ambulances, fire trucks, helicopters and other emergency vehicles during the fourth annual Emergency Vehicle Fun Day at the Cherryland Airport Sunday.
Besides exploring the various vehicles, kids and their parents were treated to a drug dog demonstration by Wisconsin State Trooper Kevin Schneider and his partner in fighting crime, Emma.
Officer Chris Neuville, the event coordinator and juvenile investigator with the Door County Sheriff’s Department, estimates about 600 kids attended by halfway through the four-hour event.
Neuville adds that new this year was a face painting area which was much more popular than he expected.
On the scene were the Southern Door Fire Department, the Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department, Door County Emergency Services, the Door County Sheriff’s Department, the Sturgeon Bay Police Department, the Eagle III Helicopter and the Civil Air Patrol Aircraft.
Eight-year-old Nick Kallin, above, and his six-year-old brother Lukas , below, of Brussels try on some BUG firefighting equipment at Door County's Emergency Vehicle Fun Day Sunday. Lukas says he'd like to be a firefighter when he's older.