Wabash Township firefighters hand out the treat of safety

Wabash Township firefighters handed out the treat of safety to many trick- or- treaters (WLFI).
Wabash Township firefighters handed out the treat of safety to many trick- or- treaters (WLFI).

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Wabash Township firefighters responded to goblins, princesses and ghosts Monday night. They were handing out the treat of safety.

The firefighters loaded up in their firetruck around 6:30 p.m. and went out in Tippecanoe County neighborhoods to pass out candy and glow sticks to trick-or-treaters.

“It’s an amazing opportunity,” said parent Natasha Goins. “Never, in all of my life have I seen such an exciting thing, something different for the kids.”

Firefighters even wore costumes as they went up and down the neighborhoods to greet the children.

They went from house to house, making sure every kid was set with a light for safety and chocolate to enjoy.

“It’s just a lot of fun for our firefighters to get there and see the kids all dressed up,” Assistant Chief Kevin McCombs said. “We’ve done this for several years in the past, so people kind of are waiting for us and expecting us to show up.”

The children also had the chance to sit in the firetruck.

“He loved the truck,” said Goins. “He didn’t want to get out.”

McCombs said the event is about more than just a handful of candy.

“It’s to show that we’re out here and that we do care about the neighborhoods and everybody out there trick-or-treating,” said McCombs.”