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JCC Touch A Truck

"Sometimes the sounds that the trucks can make are a little scary. But if they know that these trucks are here to help them, then they can be aware of what's going on," said Assistant Director of ECC JCC Program Nichole Fuller.
The JCC invited families out for a day of fun, but it was also a day of learning. Binghamton resident Ellie Friedman understands that each large vehicle holds its own significance.
"Some of them are to help people when there's a fire, or a flood or if they're hurt," said Binghamton Resident Ellie Friedman.
This event helps for children to get an inside look of the emergency vehicles and learn how they're more than just a means of transportation, but they also provide things like on-location emergency services. ***
Like this ambulance, equipped with technologies that can be vital in saving lives.
"We have everything from bandages for splinting, packing wounds, to medications for treating cardiac conditions or diabetic emergencies. A lot of the medical care can start right at the patient's home or on the medical scene. And the treatment will be underway on the way to the hospital and that way it speeds up the process of healing," said Harpur's Ferry Paramedic Richard Blackley.
And as for young Friedman,
she believes getting to know the people inside the vehicles is just as important in ensuring the community's safety.
"Sometimes they might even know the people who are there and they might know what the trucks are doing and how to help the trucks do what they're doing," said Friedman.