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Hannah Becker takes a picture of son Colin, 4, standing on the running board of a fire truck. The lure of red pumpers and tankers was irresistible to kids, who climbed all over the vehicles and posed for pictures. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Park Rapids Fire Department open house a favorite with kids, big and little

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Saturday was a perfect day for the Park Rapids Fire Department to shine up the trucks, pull them out of the garage, and invite the neighborhood in for hot dogs and brats. Firefighters demonstrated public safety measures, blew up air bags to show what happens during a car accident, and passed out freebies and frisbees. North Memorial Ambulance sent a helicopter. Kids toured the trucks, rescue vehicles and got to meet Smokey Bear.


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