Kids get up-close look at first responder vehicles

Kids are able to climb inside MSP's Trooper 2.

It's a kid's dream-come-true.

Fire trucks, police cars and even a helicopter at their fingertips.

It was all part of the University of Michigan Flint's "touch a truck" event Saturday in Flint.

The event gives members of the community an opportunity to meet first responders and see the equipment they use to keep residents safe each and every day.

12-year-old Dontrell Burrage of Flint said he had a lot of fun and liked being able to meet first-responders.

"So kids won't be scared of the police and fireman and stuff," he said.

Michigan State Police had their Trooper 2 helicopter on scene as well as the Flint Police's bomb squad vehicles.