RBFD to host Fire Prevention Safety Expo Sunday 10/7/12
Members of the Red Bank Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting the Annual Fire Prevention Expo and Free Barbecue in the White Street Parking Lot in Red Bank on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Rain date will be Oct. 14, 2012.)
The Department is comprised entirely of volunteers and their goal for this day is to make the public aware of the importance of fire safety. They are focusing on safety for the entire family ranging from children to senior citizens. This event is offered as a community relations effort and will be completely free to the public. There will be no charge for admission, refreshments or giveaways for the children. The day will consist of fire safety demonstrations and information, a display of fire apparatus and a free barbecue (while supplies last). Children can visit a smoke house trailer and participate in various other activities.
Each year, fire departments throughout the country strive to make their citizens aware of the importance of fire safety, usually in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week. The history of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7 through 14, has its roots in the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred on Oct. 9, 1871 and killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres in 27 hours. In an effort to attract their target audience, the Department will offer a free barbecue (hot dogs, hamburgers, juice, soda, etc.—while supplies last), many giveaways as well as fire prevention materials for all to take with them.
For more information, contact Pam Borghi at 732-530-2797 or Tom Welsh at email@example.com.