PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - Rain did not deter Mahopac residents from turning out to show support for their firefighters and EMS responders during a district open house.
The event on Sunday offered residents a chance to meet and get to know the local first responders including all of the fire chiefs.
One big fan was four-year-old A.J. Kaoukakis and his mom, Liz. The future firefighter was dressed in turnout gear and got a huge welcome from all in attendance.
Guests were given demonstrations of extrication, CPR, and fire extinguisher instructions. Lunch was also provided.
Others on hand included neighboring departments with specialties such as the Mahopac Falls Dive team, Mohegan Fire Department, and their Safety House, Putnam County HazMat Team, New York State Police and Putnam County Sheriff Department and their crowd-pleasing K-9 units, and the New York State Police rollover simulator.
Other friends invited included members from the Veterans Administration, Central Hudson, American Red Cross Disaster Relief Team, Town of Carmel Highway Department and Debbie and Anthony from WHUD 100.7 Radio.
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