Fire Prevention Month Activities to Include Parade & Education
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 2:25am
The City of Madison Fire Department returns to elementary schools this month for Fire Prevention activities. This year's programming centers on preventing kitchen fires. More fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home. The department responds to an average of 300 a year in Madison.
The Annual Dane County Fire Chiefs Association Fire Truck Parade is taking place this Sunday, October 6.
The parade is held each year to mark the beginning of Fire Prevention Week in Dane County. The parade includes fire trucks from many of the fire departments serving the communities in Dane County.
The parade begins at 1:00 PM at the end of State Street near the Library Mall. The trucks, adorned with plenty of chrome and flashing red lights, will travel up State Street to the Capitol Square.
Once at the Square, the fire trucks will be on display until 3:00 PM. Firefighters will be available to answer questions, children may climb inside many of the trucks, and parents can take some great photos of the kids with the fire trucks and firefighters.
- Lori Wirth, (608) 575-4943