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Firefighter Day Set to Wrap Up Fire Prevention Week This Saturday

EVENT POSPONED!

This event has been postponed due to expected weather and has been rescheduled to Nov 4th, 2023.

Photo provided by Randolph County Association of Fire Chiefs via Facebook

ASHEBORO N.C. – Sunday marked the start of Fire Prevention Week, and departments throughout Randolph County will be posting information about fire safety leading up to the annual Firefighter Day this Saturday.

The Randolph County Association of Fire Chiefs will be hosting its annual Firefighter Day this Saturday, October 14th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Randolph County Courthouse parking lot, located at 176 East Salisbury Street in Asheboro. Most fire departments that serve Randolph County will be present with information about fire safety, a chance to meet your local Firefighters, and check out the fire trucks and tools up close.

Several demonstrations will be held throughout the day including drop tank operations, which is how rural departments haul large volumes of water in parts of the county without municipal water systems and fire hydrants. Vehicle extrication demonstrations will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Photo provided by Randolph County Association of Fire Chiefs via Facebook

A Bullex simulated fire extinguisher system will be available for firefighters to train the public on the proper use of fire extinguishers throughout the day.

For children, the RCAFC’s Smoke House will provide a chance for them to experience mock scenarios of the most common fire related threats in your home. A new addition this year allows children to spray water at a prop that looks like the front of a house that is on fire. They’ll also have a chance to meet Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog.

Photo provided by Randolph County Association of Fire Chiefs via Facebook

A Firefighter Combat Challenge will be held for Randolph County firefighters. The competition starts at 3:30pm. Registration is required. Call 336-736-6083 or email chief82244@gmail.com to register.

Elizabeth’s Concessions Food Truck will also be on site.

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.”

Follow Randolph County Association of Fire Chiefs Facebook page for more information or contact Public Information Officer Emily Ledwell at firedepartment@townoframseur.org or at 336-736-9385.