ASHEBORO, N.C. (RAMSEUR FD) – The Randolph County Association of Fire Chiefs is kicking off the 2022 Fire Prevention Week by hosting an annual Firefighter Day on October 8th , 2022. The event will be held in the Randolph County Courthouse parking lot at 176 East Salisbury Street in Asheboro from 9am – 4pm.
The majority of fire departments that serve Randolph County, along with Ash-Rand Rescue Squad and EMS will be present with informational displays, apparatus and personnel. North Carolina Forest Service, Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog will also be in attendance. Fire prevention materials and three hundred smoke alarms will be given away to attendees.
Drop tank operations will be held throughout the day to demonstrate how firefighters haul large volumes of water to the more rural sections of the county during firefighting operations. Vehicle extrication demonstration will be held at 10am and 1pm.
A Bullex simulated fire extinguisher system will be available for firefighters to train the public on proper fire extinguisher methods. The RCAFC’s Smoke House will also be available for children to experience mock scenarios of the most common fire related threats in your home.
A Firefighter Combat Challenge will be held for Randolph County firefighters. The competition starts at 2pm. Registration is required. Call 336-736-6083 or email email@example.com to register.
Franklinville Fire Chief Kyle Dixon, Vice President of the Randolph County Association of Fire Chiefs said “I am really excited about our Firefighter Day. This is a way to bring the fire departments of Randolph County together for everyone to see what we actually do, meet the firefighters and promote fire prevention awareness. We hope to have a great turnout. Be sure to save the date and plan to attend.”
We will also have Sunset Slush Classic Italian Ice, Mr. Mac’s BBQ Shack and La Fiesta Mexicana food truck on site.
Follow Randolph County Association of Fire Chiefs Facebook page for more information or contact Public Information Officer Emily Ledwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 336-736-9385.