PAINTED POST -- Home Depot held a special kid’s workshop Saturday for fire safety month with help from local firefighters and flight EMTs.

“It’s just an amazing opportunity to reach out to the community to show what our first responders do and just how together as a whole, we can teach families how to be safe in emergency situations,” store manager Sean Montgomery said.

Home Depot’s Kids Workshop takes place the first Saturday of every month. The child gets to work on a free project kit and take it home when they finish. The kids built fire house banks on Saturday.

The Painted Post Fire Department also came over with a fire engine and the South Corning Fire Department came by with its hovercraft. A Medevac helicopter from the Hornell LifeNet of New York also touched down in the parking lot.

“Some people call us a flying ambulance. The way the aircraft is outfitted and our nurses are trained, we’re almost like a flying ICU,” LifeNet pilot Ryan Williams said.

“Life Net coming, I think that was the icing on the cake,” Montgomery said. “When it landed, everyone started coming over. It was a really cool event.”

Kids and their families then had a chance to check out some of the vehicles for themselves and learn how they work.

The theme of the next Kids Workshop from 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 4 is military appreciation. Children and their families can build a custom wooden humvee to take home in honor of veterans and the armed forces.

To register and for more information, visit www.homedepot.com/workshops.