Holt Fire hosts annual Kids Day

HOLT, Fla., Dec. 2, 2017–The Holt Fire District hosted it’s annual Kid’s Day activities at the fire station today.

Kids Day happens the first Saturday in December each year.

Free to the public, this year’s attractions included bounce houses with slide and basketball hoop, face painting and crafts.

New this year was an inflatable fire education house complete with simulated smoke designed to teach children how to safely escape a house fire.

Also new, the Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative presented it’s Live Line Safety Demonstration to show how dangerous live wires can be.

The station’s fire trucks and Okaloosa County’s emergency medical service ambulance were also on display.

Sparky the Fire Dog and the Florida Forest Service’s Smokey Bear were on hand to meet the kids, shake hands and pose for pictures.

Santa Claus stopped by from up north for photos and to take Christmas requests back to the North Pole. Each child left with a present from Santa.

As the activities wrapped up, Holt Fire prepared their engines to participate in Crestview’s annual Christmas parade later that evening.


Going airborne is all part of enjoying a bounce house.


CHELCO’s Live Line Safety Demonstration shows how dangerous live electrical wires can be.


The safety house is designed to teach children how to safely exit a house during a fire.


Fece painting is one of the many activities at Kids Day.


Santa Claus took time out of his busy schedule to visit with Holt children before his big  Christmas Eve trip.


Webelos from Holt Cub Scout Pack 532 participate in a game of skill.


Sparky the Fire Dog greets a small guest.


Sparky exchanges a fist bump with his new friend.


Sparky, Santa Claus and Smokey Bear take a quick break from meeting new friends.


Sparky and Smokey pose for a quick picture.

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