The City of Lakeway TX had a great exhibit this weekend, the Lakeway Emergency Services and Bike Rodeo. There were people from every branch of the different emergency services ready to give tours of their vehicles and explain everything about what they do.
By far, Alyssa's favorite was the Bomb Squad Robot. They had it moving in all sorts of directions to show how versatile it was. The hands of the robot are so steady that they can grip a zipper! The suit the Bomb Squad people wear is 85 pounds. That is heavy! One of the people explained that the suit isn't completely explosion proof, which can be scary!
The helicopter was also a hit! She liked all the buttons. She was concerned it would be loud if it was turned on. Everything is "loud" to her these days...
She sat up high in the firetruck, but didn't seem too impressed with that. The fireman even showed her his big boots and mask and explained how they get dressed really fast, and all she could think about was how scary the mask looked. He reassured her that it might look scary, but if she ever sees someone come towards her in a mask like that, she needs to know they're just helping her. I wish I got a picture of the mask, as it is a little scary looking.
Others things around were motorcycles, the rescue boat, and an ambulance. We took home a DNA kit. Basically, it's recommended for all parents to swab their child and put it in a sealed bag in the freezer for the "just in case". The finger printing booth wasn't set up yet, so we didn't do that. There was also a Bike Rodeo thing going on where they were checking helmets and going over safety stuff with bikes, but Alyssa is too young for all that right now, so I have no information about that part of the exhibit.
All in all, the City of Lakeway, the City of Bee Cave, The Travis County Sheriff, as well as the City of Austin all participated in the events and they're already planning another event for the fall when it's much cooler! Thanks for a great event!
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