ASHEBORO — The Randolph County Association of Fire Chiefs is kicking off the 2022 Fire Prevention Week with an annual Firefighter Day on Oct. 8.
The event will be held in the Randolph County Courthouse parking lot, 176 East Salisbury St. from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
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 and Smokey the Bear will also be in attendance. Three hundred smoke alarms will be given away to attendees.
Demonstrations including aerial raising, vehicle extrication and drop tank operations will be held throughout the day. The NC Sprinkler Coalition will have its trailer to demonstrate the benefit of residential sprinkler systems. A Bullex simulated fire extinguisher system will be available for firefighters to train the public on proper fire extinguisher methods.
A Firefighter Combat Challenge will be held for Randolph County firefighters. First, second and third place trophies will be awarded in three categories: male firefighter, female firefighter and junior firefighter. Registration is required. Call 336-736-6083 or email email@example.com to register.
“I am really excited about our Firefighter Day,” said Franklinville Fire Chief Kyle Dixon, Vice President of the Randolph County Association of Fire Chiefs. “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 info or contact Emily Ledwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 336-736-9385.