Views of the fair, from 103 feet high

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 July 2013 at 12:00 am

Fair hosts fire trucks, emergency responders

Photos by Tom Rivers

The Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds is hosting fire departments, police agencies and other emergency first responders today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. next to the Buzz Hill Education Center.

I was invited for a trip high in the Albion ladder truck. Bill Francis managed the controls and sent me 103 feet up in the air to capture some images of the fairgrounds.

I was joined by Lynn Miller, an EMT with the Carlton Fire Company. Miller had never been in the ladder truck before.

Fair-goers are welcome to meet firefighters and tour the trucks. Mercy Flight also is expected to visit with one of the agency’s helicopters.