Have you ever wanted to sit in a firetruck with all those levers and gears and figure out how it runs?

Well now you can with the Touch-A-Truck event that Stephenville Parks and Recreation is hosting from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at Stephenville City Park.

The public will be able to explore big vehicles up close, learn how they work and meet the crew behind the machines.

“We’ve even asked a few surrounding cities and volunteer fire departments for some of their things,” said Jennifer Basham, parks and leisure services director. “Basically, families will get to come out and sit in the vehicles, check them out, see how they work and see a few demonstrations.”

There will be a $5 fee per person that will be used toward SPARD’s youth scholarship program.

“It's something a lot of cities do and it’s something we hadn’t really had a chance to do yet so we finally found a good time to get it done and we found a great thing to support so we combined the two to create a new event,” Basham said.