First responders interact with kids at Sam’s Club Safety Day in Frazer
About a half a dozen fire trucks Saturday lined up for Safety Day at the Sam’s Club in Frazer Township, drawing more than 200 children and their families, organizers said.
Christian Schreckengost, 5, of Leechburg, tried on a fire helmet that engulfed his small head.
“It helps kids to see firefighters and policemen, to learn what they do,” said Christian’s grandmother, MaryEllen Schreckengost, of Arnold. “It just lets them know they’re there, in case they need them.”
The annual event included face painting, games, a police K-9 and sirens, food and a special appearance from a Walmart employee dressed as Iron Man. Safety Day and other Sam’s Club events throughout the year raised $20,000 last year for the Children’s Miracle Network, which benefits the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
“All the money that we raise here goes right to our local hospital,” said Kimmie Keller, an assistant manager at Sam’s Club.
Nicole C. Brambila is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Nicole at 724-226-7704, [email protected] or via Twitter .