Fire Prevention Parade takes place Saturday
Georgetown County Fire/EMS will have its inaugural Fire Prevention Parade down Front Street on Saturday, Oct. 26. Fire Departments from throughout the region are invited to participate.
The parade starts at East Bay Park at 11 a.m. (lineup is at 10:15 a.m.) and will travel down Front Street in Georgetown to Cleland Street. Fire Departments will show off modern as well as antique fire apparatus.
The parade is one of a number of activities taking place in the county this month in honor of Fire Prevention Month. It is modeled after similar events that take place yearly in Johnsonville and Lake City, said Harry Avant, a fire inspector with Georgetown County Fire/EMS who is responsible for organizing the parade. The department was planning an open house, as it has done in previous years for Fire Prevention Month, but decided to try something different in hopes of getting its message out to a larger audience.
The parade was planned prior to the fire that claimed part of Front Street’s 700 block on Sept. 25, but that event emphasizes the importance of what fire departments are tasked with and the message of fire and life safety they spread all year.
Source: Georgetown County
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