Letter: Learn from firefighters at Fire Prevention Festival

To the editor:

The Associated Firefighters of Brown County will once again be sponsoring the annual Brown County Fire Prevention Festival Friday, Oct. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. The Brown County (Nashville) Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank them for their assistance and support of this important educational event, which will be hosted at the Nashville fire station this year.

We also want to thank Brown County State Park Interpretive Naturalist Patrick Haulter, who will provide an educational discussion about “Fire: Friend or Foe.”

We will begin at 6 p.m., when Smokey the Bear will be present courtesy of the state park, and free chili and drinks will be served. At 6:30, we’ll kick off educational and interactive demonstrations to include smoke alarms, fire extinguisher use and exit plans for homes.

Haulter will give his presentation at 7 p.m., and we will end the night with a demonstration from local firefighters who will show you how we suit up, head out and perform a rooftop ladder rescue.

We greatly appreciate the support of everyone who has made this year’s Fire Prevention Festival possible, and the support of you, our community, and we hope to see you there.

Meagan Fosnight, president, BCVFD


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