Kids meet Pittsburgh police, firefighters and medics in Downtown event

Written by Liz Navratil on .

Laila Tuffiash, 6, of Avalon, laughs as she tries to walk in fireman boots.(Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)

Pittsburgh public safety departments today hosted a kick-off event to the National Night Out, which will happen from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5. Children tried on mini-fire suits and looked at protective suits worn by members of the bomb squad. Some kids spoke to representatives from animal control. Medics and firefighters were also on hand.

Mayor Bill Peduto and public safety director Stephen Bucar both stopped by the event and spoke briefly before the crowd.

Zone 2 Commander Eric Holmes told attendees, "Safety is a partnership and having this event is also a partnership."


City of Pittsburgh Police Officer Ken Stevwing's hat falls over Caitlyn Dettling's face while she sits in a car during the Market Square event.(Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)


Join the conversation:

To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.