Kosciusko REMC had two bucket trucks offering rides into the sky Sept. 12 for visitors at the annual Family Safety Day in Warsaw. The REMC is a major sponsor of the event that attracted some 4,500 people this year.
An estimated 4,500 people turned out Sept. 12 for the annual Family Safety Day at Warsaw’s Central Park. Kosciusko REMC has been one of the main sponsors since 2008.
The event brings together the community’s first responders along with the REMC and health care and fitness facilities for a hands-on day of meeting, greeting and learning about police, fire, rescue, safety, health, fitness and more.
The event also included health and fitness demonstrations; free bicycle helmets and proper fitting; face painting; children ID kits; a blood drive; a zip line; displays of police, fire and rescue vehicles; medical helicopters from Lutheran Health Network and Parkview Hospital, and much more.
Along with the REMC, the other main sponsors included Lutheran Health Network-Kosciusko Community Hospital and Protechs.
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Jasmine Hershberger, of Silver Lake, left, and Keillah Anksom, of Warsaw, wave to family below. Guiding the bucket is Kosciusko REMC lineman Albert Hawkins.
Kao Brown, right, covers his ears as little brother Ambrotin cranks up the siren on Warsaw’s 1920 fire truck on display at Family Safety Day. The boys, ages 5 and 4, were attending with their mom, Alisha Brown, of Warsaw. The event is presented by the Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory in Kosciusko County and is sponsored by Kosciusko REMC.
All “geared up” and gazing skyward waiting for their turn for a bucket ride are Warsaw brothers Isaac, left, and Liam Kennedy.
Using the cumbersome giant rubber gloves of an electrical lineman covered with leather protective gloves, Jackson Gackenheimer tries his hand at screwing and unscrewing a nut on the bolt of an electric utility pole’s cross arm. The hands-on experience was part of Warsaw’s Family Safety Day sponsored in part by Kosciusko REMC, Sept. 12. Face painting, obviously, was also part of the event that attracted some 4,500 visitors.
Photos by Richard G. Biever