Living Desert to Host 'Fire Truck Day' For Kids

A special day is planned for Saturday as fire trucks and firefighters come to the Living Desert to meet with kids of all ages.

Fire Engines from across California will converge on Palm Desert for the Living Desert’s Fire Truck Day on Saturday, October 6th from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. 

The Living Desert invites families to join them for a fun-filled day with firefighters from the Riverside County Fire Department, Station 67. There will be fun photo opportunities for children with trucks from both Station 67 and also a forest ranger truck from the San Bernardino National Forest, San Jacinto Ranger District.   

The Ramona Station #86 of the San Diego Unit of the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection donated their old fire hoses for the cause. Children will have an interactive experience braiding the old fire hoses into an animal hammock. The hammock will be used as enrichment in the mountain lion exhibit for Salem, the zoo’s beloved mountain lion. 

“We love any opportunity to be involved in the community,” said Riverside County Fire Captain Erik Perry, Station 67. “Who could have guessed old fire hoses would have a second life inside an animal exhibit!” 

Fire Truck Day kicks off The Living Desert’s series of monthly community events, which includes upcoming days like Go Native Day, Earth Day Celebration, and Princess and the Frog Day.

Participation in these events is included in a regular admission ticket. 

For more information about Fire Truck Day, and other community events click here or call 760-346-5694. 



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