Safety Palooza storms Foster Park

Written on 11/13/2023
Patrick Munsey

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The City of Kokomo held its first Safety Palooza event in Foster Park on Oct. 28, inviting hundreds of families to enjoy a crisp fall day in Halloween costumes while they learn about safety.

Organized by the Kokomo Fire Department, Safety Palooza offered free bicycle helmets for children and free smoke detectors. There also was a meal of hot dogs and potato chips and plenty of candy and treats.

Kids could get their faces painted or escape from the fire department's smoke house fire simulator. They also had the opportunity to climb into a fire truck or even a Lifeline helicopter.

The bravest of kids participated in a Junior Firefighter Challenge where they learned how difficult it is to carry the equipment and hoses at a fire scene.

The 2023 Safety Palooza was sponsored by Peyton Manning Children's Hospital, Indiana Heartland Federal Credit Union, and Martin Wrecker Service.