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A big night for little fans

Staff writer

Fire trucks, construction equipment, cranes, an ambulance, a police car, and a helicopter were parked and opened up Thursday outside Hillsboro Elementary School so kids could crawl inside and learn about them.

Big Truck Night, now in its 16th year, last happened in 2019. Hillsboro students were greatly pleased when it could take place again last week.

“I know about all the fire trucks!” a young boy told a firefighter attending the brush fire truck. A LifeSave helicopter was one of the largest draws. Kids were constantly rotating in and out of the three-seat cabin, trying on radio helmets and pressing switches and buttons inside.

“I wish we could do stuff like this more often,” flight nurse Ashli Hayes said.

Last modified Sept. 30, 2021