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September 21, 2018

Hero Thrill Show held in Philly

Alex Lloyd Gross- Photo- Delaware Valley News.com Fire crews show off their skills

By Alex Lloyd Gross

The Hero Thrill Show was held during this past weekend  on the parking lot of the sports complex. Money raised from ticket sales goes to help pay for the education of the kids of cops and firefighters killed in the line of duty in Philadelphia. The show will showcase techniques used by fire departments in making rescues and putting out fires. The Highway Patrol had specially trained officers who ride motorcycles and did tricks and stunts..

Alex Lloyd Gross Photo- Delaware Valley News.com The police show off K-9 apprehension tactics

As the crowd gathered around the police or fire department show areas,  there was always something to see or to do. If the motorcycles were not running, there was a K-9 show.  There, dogs showed how they make an apprehension or sniff out explosives.  For kids of all ages with a short attention span, there were large trucks used by police specialty unites to climb on. Even a boat from the Marine Unit was on site. Some units were selling t shirts. Money raised from the shirt sales is used for training expenses that city workers are not reimbursed for.

Parking for the event was free. It ran for the better part of the afternoon Saturday September 23, 2017. The thrill show is an annual event that runs every year.

Alex Lloyd Gross
Alex Lloyd Gross has the reputation for aggressive news coverage. With over 40 years experience including working at The News Gleaner, and had his work published in books and magazines that span the entire globe. With a strong background in emergency service related topics, he can bring forth a perspective that others cannot.
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