NEIGHBOR NIGHT OUT

Tia Marta, 6, of Palmer, enjoys a cherry chocolate ice cream cone at Forsyth Township’s Neighbor Night Out Tuesday at Peter Nordeen Park in Gwinn. (Journal photo by Christie Bleck)
Tony Baez, director of Forsyth Township EMS, shows a SNOWbulance on display at Tuesday’s Forsyth Township Neighbor Night Out at Peter Nordeen Park in Gwinn. The vehicle is used to expedite patients out of a wooded area to an ambulance. Other first-responder vehicles were at the park at the event, which also featured a variety of foods for the public. (Journal photo by Christie Bleck)

The Forsyth Township’s Neighbor Night Out took place Tuesday at Peter Nordeen Park in Gwinn. First-responder vehicles were at the park for people to see up close, with a variety of foods also available. The Negaunee Township Fire/EMS Department will be hosting a Neighbor Night Out Party from 6-8:30 p.m. today at the Negaunee Township Hall, 42 M-35. Several emergency services are bringing their trucks for people to get a close look at and visit with emergency personnel. At 7 p.m., the Valley Med Helicopter will land on the Little League field for display. At 8 p.m., the Marquette County Sheriff’s 131 Rescue Unit will demonstrate on a vehicle how the cutting shears and the Jaws of Life will be used to a free a driver who will be tapped inside. There is a smoke house in which adults and children can experience what it’s like to be in a smoke-filled room and how to properly escape from a home fire. Medical personnel will perform free blood pressure and blood sugar testing. For the kids, a bounce house and pony rides will be available for the kids. Free hot dogs, brats, chips, cookies and refreshments will be available.