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Saturday Market Keeps on Truckin’

Apr 11, 2024 11:02AM ● By Matthew Malone

Cosumnes Firefighter Adam Brazil (left) and Engineer Russell Whitmore with Fire Engine 45. Photo by Matthew Malone

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GALT, CA (MPG) - The Galt Saturday Market launched its third season on April 6, combining the monthly market on Fourth Street with the city’s annual Touch-a-Truck event. The sounds of horns and sirens rang out as curious children got to imagine themselves behind the wheel of working vehicles from the local area. The trucks on display came from organizations like the Galt Public Works Department, Galt Police Department and Cosumnes Fire Department, as well as local businesses, like Cal-Waste Recovery Systems.
One of the tallest trucks at the market was a bucket truck from Environmental Tree Service. Salesperson Jeremiah Calderon said it can extend to 67.5 feet tall, giving crews access to the tops of trees for removal or trimming. He was handing out popcorn, cotton candy and souvenirs to visiting children. “When a little kid sees a huge truck, their eyes get all big,” Calderon said. “They want to use the horn. They want to get inside. They want to start climbing around. … I just want them to have a good time.”
Cosumnes Fire Engineer Russell Whitmore said his job of driving Fire Engine 45 to emergency calls is “the best job in the fire service.” He noted the engine’s unique features, including equipment to extricate people trapped in vehicles after car crashes. The children “all love the fire engine, so we’re happy to show it off,” Whitmore said.