Lowcountry firefighters are ‘real display’ in Summerville

Lowcountry firefighters are ‘real display’ in Summerville
October 04 15:50 2016 Print This Article

The Summerville Fire-Rescue Department in conjunction with Old Fort Fire Department held their annual Fire Prevention Display last night at Lowe’s Home Improvement store on Main Street in Summerville.

The event began with a parade of approximately 40 firetrucks, traveling from the Oakbrook area of Summerville to the Lowe’s Home Improvement store in the North Main Market Shopping Center. By 6:30 pm, the parking lot was packed with fire engines from all over the Lowcountry.

The real display, however, was the firefighters themselvesthe men and women who risk their lives every day for others in their communities. These heroes of the lowcountry dedicate themselves to saving lives and minimizing the physical and emotional damage that fire causes. It isn’t a task forced upon them. They aren’t obligated to do it, they choose to. They may not be able to fly or shoot webs from their wrists or run at super-speed, but firefighters are, without question, real life superheros. When others are running away from a disaster, firefighters are running toward it.

The Fire Prevention Parade and Display served as an appropriate kick-off to National Fire Prevention Week, but, more importantly, it provided the perfect catalyst for parents to explain to their children about the dangers firefighters face on the job. It also provided residents the opportunity to thank firefighters for all they do to protect their neighborhoods.

On behalf of everyone at Lowcountry Source, we would like to thank each and every firefighter in the lowcountry for your service. We recognize your selfless sacrifice.

 

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