ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Families are invited to meet local first responders this Saturday.
The Zanesville Post of Ohio State Highway Patrol started ‘Tons of Trucks’ and asked local law enforcement, fire departments, and towing companies to join in. Trooper Jordan Butler felt this event will give children the opportunity to experience first hand how a first responders vehicle works.
“Growing up we didn’t have anything like this up here,” Trooper Butler said. “So I decided to create an event like this. The idea is to just have the vehicles open for kids to sit in them, turn lights on, turn sirens on, look around, and look at some of the equipment that we carry.”
Trooper Butler acknowledged that most people only get to interact with first responders during a negative situation. So this will be a positive way for the younger generation to see who is serving the community.
“So I wanted to create something that was a positive atmosphere for kids and adults alike to come out and meet us,” Trooper Butler said. “So hopefully that will change the kids mind and make them want to go into some type of public service.”
‘Tons of Trucks’ is Saturday October 21, 2017 at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds from 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M.