Firetruck parade to kick-off Fire Prevention Week in Summerville

Firetruck parade to kick-off Fire Prevention Week in Summerville
September 28 11:54 2016 Print This Article

Fire Prevention Display at Lowe’s, 2015 | Click for larger image +

The Summerville Fire-Rescue Department in conjunction with Old Fort Fire Department will kick-off Fire Prevention Week with their annual Fire Prevention Parade and Display on Monday, October 3 from 6pm to 8pm. Other fire departments involved include those from North Charleston, Charleston, James Island, Johns Island and Mt. Pleasant.

A parade of approximately 40 firetrucks will start in the Oakbrook area of Summerville at 6pm. The parade will begin on Midland Parkway traveling toward Old Trolley Road, follow Old Trolley Road to Five Points at Main Street, take Main through Historic Downtown Summerville and end at the Lowe’s Home Improvement store in the North Main Market Shopping Center.

Roads will remain open to regular traffic, and residents should see minimal disruption.

The public may begin arriving at Lowe’s as early as 5pm to take part in the festivities, which will include free food, music, face painting, jump castles and more. The trucks will begin arriving around 6:15pm for the display. Firetrucks and other emergency services vehicles from departments around the Lowcountry will be available to touch, climb on, sit in and explore.

“It’s always a good time for the whole family,” says Captain Eric Adams. “It’s a chance for us to educate people about fire prevention and have some fun with the families in our community.”

In partnership with the SC Fire & Life Safety Education Association, a controlled side-by-side burn demonstration will take place around 7pm to promote the effectiveness of residential sprinkler systems. According to Adams, families are 80% more likely to survive a fire if their home is equipped with a sprinkler system.

For more information, visit the Fire Prevention Parade and Display event page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/670996216403220.