Thousands of kids attend 'Big Truck Day' at Gedney Way Recycling Center in White Plains

Mayor Tom Roach says the event was so popular that he's hoping to bring it back every year. (5/17/14)

WHITE PLAINS - Thousands of kids in White Plains got a hands-on chance today to see what it's like to ride in a police cruiser, spray a fire hose and get behind the wheel of a DPW truck.

The city rolled out dozens of super-sized wheels at the Gedney Way Recycling Center for "Big Truck Day." White Plains police also showcased its emergency response unit's heavily armored vehicle, along with a police motorcycle.

For little ones who may want to be an EMT one day, EMS brought out an ambulance to show kids what it's like to be a real life hero. Organizers say the hands down biggest hit of the day was the fire department hose.

Though it was the first ever Big Truck Day, White Plains Mayor Tom Roach says the event was so popular that he's hoping to bring it back every year.

"You know kids love trucks, and it just seemed like a great opportunity to offer something to the community, and give our employees the chance to show what they do," said Roach.

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