The Harrison Fire Department helped local kids beat the heat Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 7) with a few firefighters and a lot of water.
The department created a temporary “Splash Park” in the overflow parking lot beside the village office, setting up a fire truck to shower the area in with hoses and sprinklers.
Kids got the chance to use a full-size firefighting hose, and many were able to follow around firefighters in full gear to try out their backpack-style equipment.
Parents also got a little wet; some running through the sprinklers with their kids, and others becoming victims to the hoses that were pointed at anyone who got within range.
The temporary splash park was open from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, and left enough flooding on the field to ensure the overflow parking lot will be safe from grass fires for the foreseeable future.