Norwalk community mingles with first responders during annual event

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Members of the Norwalk community attended the annual Open House and Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday.

Those who showed up to the event got the opportunity to climb into fire trucks and talk with police officers.

Deputy Emergency Manager Michele DeLuca says it was a good opportunity to meet with first responders outside of a crisis situation. DeLuca also says that they hope the event will help to eliminate any fear that may come with interacting with first responders.

For the entire month of October, the fire department will be spreading breast cancer awareness. They will have a banner hanging at their main station and will be sporting breast cancer awareness T-shirts. They’re trucks will also have pink magnets. Officials say they will be collecting and donating money for the cause.

Attendees were also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for a person-to-person food pantry. About 800 pounds of food was collected last year.

The event was free, but donations were encouraged.

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