By Wayne Gates
About forty Georgetown kids got a chance to get a close up look at a firetruck during a recent “touch a truck” event at the Georgetown library. A fire truck and ambulance were on hand for the kids to investigate, as well as the Georgetown police dog. Kids were able to sit in the truck and ask questions of the firefighters and even got to use a firehose. Georgetown Fire Chief Joey Rockey said it was an enjoyable experience for him and his men. “They all looked like they were having a really good time. Anytime you can get out and interact with the kids and build a bond with them, it’s a great thing,” he said. Rockey said that a firehose quickly became the star of the show. “When we got the firehose out and started spraying water, that was the end of the interest in the fire truck. They were all about spraying that water.” Rockey said that the 1000 tank on the fire truck was nearly empty once the kids got ahold of the hose. He added that the kids weren’t the only ones who took a good feeling away from the event. “It’s great to get out and make the little kids smile. You never know what’s going on in a kids life, so if you have a chance to put a smile on their face, you do it,” Rockey said.