Touch-A-Truck provides hands-on look at big rigs, emergency equipment | PHOTO GALLERY

Sirens blared and horns honked at Westfield Southcenter last Saturday during Tukwila’s Touch-A-Truck safety and Emergency Preparedness Fair.

During the event, children got to sit in the driver’s seat of heavy-duty rigs and safety equipment, including police vehicles, fire trucks, garbage tucks, riding lawn mowers and a bus.

Families waited in line to spray a fire hose with help from the Tukwila Fire Department, and Apollo, the Tukwila Police Department’s rescued pit bull turned narcotics K-9, made an appearance.

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Allison Speer, 3, pretends to drive a lawn mower during the Touch-A-Truck event at Tukwila’s Westfield Southcenter on July 29. HEIDI SANDERS, Tukwila Reporter

Maceo Freeman, left, and Ramy Salia, both 8, check out a Puget Sound Energy bucket truck. HEIDI SANDERS, Tukwila Reporter

Tukwila firefighter Joe Paglia helps Eisley Welch, 2½, spray a fire hose. HEIDI SANDERS, Tukwila Reporter

Julia Franzone, 1½, watches Tukwila firefighter Joe Paglia use a fire hose. HEIDI SANDERS, Tukwila Reporter

Raul Rojas, 12, tries on police SWAT gear during the Touch-A-Truck event. HEIDI SANDERS, Tukwila Reporter

Jonas Sparks, 2½, sits on a riding lawn mower. HEIDI SANDERS, Tukwila Reporter