Firefighter Luis Gonzalez joins in on the fun at the Harry Harris Park event in Tavernier. MARY MOELLER/Monroe County Fire Rescue

MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue (MCFR) will host five “Beat the Heat” events this summer at different locations throughout the Florida Keys. MCFR will be providing a gentle stream of misting water for children of all ages to enjoy in a safe and fun environment. It is a great way to meet your neighborhood firefighters, learn about fire prevention, and cool off from the summer heat. Children are encouraged to wear a bathing suit and water shoes, and bring a water bottle and a towel. Free snow cones will be available for attendees. The events take place on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m.

  • June 3 – Tavernier, Harry Harris Park
  • June 10 – Layton Community Baptist Church
  • June 24 – Big Pine Key Community Park
  • July 1 – Sugarloaf School
  • July 8 – Stock Island, Bernstein Park

“We hope parents bring their kids out to enjoy these fun events,” said Monroe County Fire Chief James Callahan. “This is one of the times when the fire truck shows up that it’s a good thing.”

For more information, please call Monroe County Fire Rescue at 305-289-6005. These events are subject to cancellation due to inclement or threatening weather.

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