Thursday, October 4, 2012
If you happen to see a large group of fire trucks and emergency vehicles cruising through Summerville next Monday evening, sirens wailing and emergency lights flashing, don’t panic – it’s not an emergency. It’s a celebration.
It’s time once again for the Summerville Fire Department’s annual Safety Fair and Parade, to be held this Monday, Oct. 8, starting at 4:30 p.m. at Lowe’s on North Main Street in Summerville.
“It’s a fun family event, and it gets bigger every year, noted Capt. Jacob Evans of the Summerville Fire Department. “We try to bring in a little more every year – this year we’ve invited more than 50 area emergency and first responder agencies to be part of the event.”
October is National Fire Prevention Month and the parade and Safety Fair are events SFD and other area emergency responder departments hold to bring attention to that and other safety issues, Evans said. In addition, games, activities, jump castles and slides, as well as
popcorn, cotton candy, and hotdogs will be available, as well as area vendors.
The parade route starts at 6 p.m. Monday in Oakbrook and will proceed down Trolley Road to Main Street, Evans said. It is expected to arrive at Lowe’s between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m., he said.
In case of a rain date, the events will be held same time, same places the following Monday, Oct. 15.
“It’s a great event and we’ve been working hard to make it even better,” he said. “It’s fun for everyone, and it gives us a chance to really get the message out to the public, not only about fire prevention, but safety in general.”