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PHOTOS: Youngsters climb aboard SWAT truck, medical chopper and more at West Chester’s Touch A Truck

West Chester Twp.'s annual Touch A Truck event on Friday, June 15, saw youngsters atop a SWAT armored truck and behind the wheel of a giant fire truck. Some even climbed into the cockpit of a medical helicopter.

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The event is popular with area youngsters and for police and fire officials, who say it builds generational goodwill toward authorities, and may even spark a career interest for youths.

The West Chester Fire Department was on hand as children doused out mock flames with an actual fire hose.

And the action wasn’t all big machinery.

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The Lakota West Marching Firebirds were on hand to let young musicians try out some of their instruments.

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