Birthday Celebration Drive By

The Borough of Oakland understands how difficult it may be to celebrate your child’s birthday while adhering to the social distancing guidelines. That's why, starting Wednesday April 8th, the Borough will offer a program to help celebrate your child’s special day for any child 12 and under.

If your child has a birthday that occurs during this unprecedented time, please reach out to us. We will work with you to schedule a lights and sirens drive by with Police cars, Fire Chief and EMS Chiefs vehicles along with our OEM vehicle (all based on availability) to help brighten the day of our young residents. Unfortunately due to decontamination concerns we will not be able to bring fire trucks or ambulances.

A drive by can be scheduled by emailing Oakland First Aid Squad Chief Matt Goodrich at

Please provide your child’s name and how old they are turning, your home address,  and the contact information of a parent or guardian to help schedule the time of the event. All we ask is that you please provide us with a minimum of 48 hours' notice to schedule the event. If your child has any sensitivities to loud sirens or bright lights, please specify in your email request.

The Borough of Oakland hopes to bring a smile to your child’s face on their birthday!

If you are interested, please email OFAS Chief Matt Goodrich at with the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Child's Name/Age
  • Child's Birthday
  • Desired drive by date and time

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