FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 30, 2013
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The Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau – in partnership with the Town of Farragut, Tennova Healthcare, Rural/Metro Fire Department and Costco – presents the 6th Annual Knox County Fall Fire Prevention Festival on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Turkey Creek Medical Center parking lot at 10820 Parkside Drive in Farragut.
“The purpose of the Fall Fire Prevention Festival is two-fold,” said Colin Cumesty, fire prevention specialist for the Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau. “First, the festival allows emergency responders across Knox County to come together to interact with people and showcase their commitment to those we serve. Second, and most importantly, the festival helps educate and engage our neighbors in and around Knox County on ways they can protect themselves and their families from fire and other life safety emergencies.”
The community is invited to this free event, which will feature specialized emergency vehicles from the Knoxville Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad, Knoxville Fire Department, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Karns and Seymour volunteer fire departments, Rural/Metro Fire Department and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Attendees will enjoy appearances by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office helicopter and bomb squad robot.
In addition, participants will see live fire and life safety demonstrations, have your child’s car seat inspected by Safe Kids of the Greater Knox Area from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; experience an interactive boating safety simulator; and have questions answered about your home fire extinguisher by a licensed professional.
The event will also offer games and children’s activities. Proceeds from food concessions will benefit the Knoxville’s Kerbela Shriners to help East Tennessee children with access to specialized medical care.