ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY)-- Fires can happen at anytime without warning and because of this, the Ithaca Fire Department hosts their annual Kid's Day at Stewart Park. The day is dedicated to teaching kids and their parents about fire safety while adding in fun activities for them to participate in! The Ithaca Fire Department brought out some of their fire engines for the kids and their parents to ride on and learn about what is on them. Along with truck rides, kids had the chance to try a mini zip line and even getting hoisted up a fire ladder to check out the view from the top! Ithaca Fire Fighters told WENY News that this is not only a great opportunity to have fun and meet the community, but it is an important day to help spread safety awareness. 

"It was started in light of a couple of tragic fires we had involving kids and so we just wanted to make sure that we got out and did a good job with interacting with the public that we serve and you know, educating them the best we could on the fire service and fire safety," says Nicholas Rapponi, Ithaca Fire Fighter. 

The event does only occur once a year, but Rapponi told WENY that it always happens in August, so mark your calenders for next year!