Hundreds of local children enjoyed a fun new take on the classic summer slip ‘n’ slide Thursday afternoon thanks to the Highland View FIre Department, who sprayed a crowd of amassed children from atop their fire truck.
The fire department, along with other local emergency responders, spent the afternoon with CareerSource’s summer leadership camp as part of their annual touch-a-truck event.
According to CareerSource special project coordinator Lianna Sagins, “there are 206 campers from ages 4 to 14 participating in this year’s camp.”
The touch-a-truck event, in which the children got to climb through the different trucks, speak with emergency personnel and get to see first hand how the equipment operated, was organized by CareerSource Gulf Coast as part of their annual summer leadership camp.
Participating in the event were representatives from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, the Highland View Volunteer Fire Department, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office, the Port St. Joe Police Department and Coastal Towing. Tropical Paradise gave out shaved ice from their food truck.
Even as it began to drizzle, the campers enthusiastically climbed through an ambulance, explored snake skins from the FWC and danced under a shower from a fire hose.
The camp, which is offered free of cost annually by CareerSource, runs from June to August every year. For more information, visit https://careersourcegc.com/events-detail?cNum=49.