Police, firefighters, and ambulance medics offered safety tips for parents and their children at the first Halloween Safety Fair held at the Save Mart shopping center on Oakdale Road in Modesto on Saturday.
A Special Weapons and Tactics armored vehicle, a Lenco Bear, was on display in addition to fire engines, patrol cars, and K9 police dogs. Children were able to climb into ambulances, patrol cars, and fire engines and get a first hand look at various equipment offered by different agencies, in addition to receiving advice and safety tips such as the dangers of fire and smoke.
"We just want to be more approachable to the community (and) kids," said Stephanie Lamb who is with Modesto Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit. "We want them to talk to the officers and the firefighters and let them know that we're their friends."
Over 500 people attended the event, enjoying sunny and mild weather. Scroll down the page to see a video from the safety fair.