The Oak Ridge Fire and Police Departments, in partnership with the Oak Ridge Neighborhood Watch Program, will hold this year’s Fire and Crime Prevention Celebration on Saturday, October 26.
“Everyone is invited to participate and support this free event, which combines the police department’s annual National Night Out and the Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Parade into one big community celebration,” a press release said.
Goals of the Fire and Crime Prevention Celebration include:
- celebrating the partnership between the community and the police/fire departments;
- increasing awareness of fire, crime, violence, and drug prevention efforts;
- generating support for local anti-crime programs and fire prevention initiatives;
- providing information to help create a more sustainable environment;
- generating interest in leading a healthier lifestyle;
- demonstrating fire and crime prevention skills and safety techniques; and
- promoting neighborhood unity.
The event will kick off with a parade at 11 a.m. October 26 starting at Oak Ridge Fire Department Fire Station 3 on Tuskegee Drive and ending at Alvin K. Bissell Park. The celebration in the park is expected to begin around noon following the parade, the press release said.
The event will also feature food, emergency services equipment displays, mobile video game theater, bounce houses, safety information booths, and police/fire demonstrations, the release said.
Line-up for the parade will begin at 10 a.m. For those interested in participating, follow this link to register your fire engine or emergency vehicle: http://bit.ly/FireCrimePreventionRegistration2019. Registration forms should be submitted by October 16.
Any questions about the event can be directed to the Oak Ridge Fire Department at (865) 425-3520.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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