The crucial message of fire safety and education was once again taken to the streets of area neighborhoods during the month of October.
The annual Fire Prevention Parade was held on Saturday, October 12, 2019. This year firetrucks with Columbia Richland Fire and several other area departments rolled through parts of the Greenview Community off of David Street.
The parade began at 11 a.m. on October 12 near David and Gabriel streets. From there participants slowly made their way to Greenview Park, where afterward a community block party was held. The event featured food, games for children, firetrucks on display and plenty of fire safety information to go around.
Each year the parade is held to promote the theme of National Fire Prevention Week. This year that theme set by the National Fire Protection Association was ‘Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape.’
The staff at Columbia Richland Fire encourages all residents to plan a fire escape plan for their home or business and practice the plan often.
The department wishes to thanks its many partners who took part in this year’s Fire Prevention Parade and all who came out to attend the event.