Kids ‘Beat the Heat’ at Monroe County Fire Rescue’s Community Event

Tavernier Volunteer Firefighter Ken Marguet helps Emily Rodriguez, 7, shoot water out of a fire hose as her mother, Yemeda Conesa, watches in the background. Photos by Cammy Clark

TAVERNIER, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue hosted the first of nine “Beat the Heat” community events on June 24 at Monroe County’s Harry Harris Park in Tavernier.

Kids of all ages enjoyed free snow cones. Children got some help from real firefighters, who showed them how to use a fire hose to shoot water at a target of a house with pretend flames. Children and adults also cooled off under a stream of 1,000 gallons of water sprayed from a fire truck.

Here are the remaining eight Beat the Heat events:

  • July 1: Outdoor Resorts, Long Key
  • July 29: Big Pine Community Park, Big Pine Key
  • Aug. 5: Sugarloaf School, Sugarloaf Key
  • Aug. 12: Bay Point Park, Saddlebunch Keys
  • Aug. 19: Big Coppitt VFD Park, Big Coppitt Key
  • Aug. 26: Stock Island Fire Station, Stock Island.

For more information, call Monroe County Fire Rescue at 305-289-6005.

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