Perfect summer weather greeted Perry-area youngsters and their elders Saturday at the fifth annual Perry Public Safety Day, staged in the parking lot of the Perry Hy-Vee.
Demonstrations of life-saving gear used by police officers, firefighters and ambulance paramedics were staged as Old Glory fluttered freely from the top of the Perry Volunteer Fire Department’s 85-foot ladder truck.
Young visitors were encouraged to scramble into the police patrol cars, sit behind the wheels of the fire trucks and check out the life-saving tech in the ambulances.
Along with the Perry Police Department, Perry Volunteer Fire Department and Dallas County EMS, representatives of the Dallas County Hospital were also on hand to provide COVID-19 advice and to encourage the unvaccinated to get their free shots next Saturday in Soumas Court during the annual ¡Viva Perry! Latino Festival.
Also on hand for the annual Perry Public Safety Day were representatives of the Perry city government and the Perry Chamber of Commerce, a quasi-autonomous nongovernmental organization (QUANGO).