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Fire Prevention parade set for Thursday

Fire and rescue departments from throughout Southwest Virginia will converge on Pulaski Thursday for Pulaski’s annual Fire Prevention Parade.
Pulaski Fire Department Chief Bill Webb said the annual event, which promotes fire prevention and is held during National Fire Prevention Week, has been a staple of the community for at least 40 to 50 years.
Children and adults of all ages line the streets on parade night to watch a steady stream of emergency vehicles passing by, blasting their sirens and waving at the crowd.
An average of 100 fire units turn out to take part in the parade.
However, the event isn’t limited to fire departments, he said.
Besides fire department equipment, the parade typically features rescue vehicles, police cars, scout troops, little league sports teams, cheerleaders and bands.
All participants are asked to follow this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme when decorating their vehicles or floats.
The theme of this year’s fire prevention campaign is “Prevent Home Fires!”
Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 5 through Oct. 11.
The parade lineup will begin at 6 p.m. in front of the Food Lion store in Pulaski Plaza on East Main Street (Route 99).
At 7 p.m., the parade proceeds down Route 99 to Jefferson Avenue, where it turns left and goes to Maple Shade Shopping Center on Commerce Street to disband.
Anyone interested in more information about the parade, including parade regulations, should call the Pulaski Fire Department at 994-8662.

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Fire Prevention parade set for Thursday

Fire and rescue departments from throughout Southwest Virginia will converge on Pulaski Thursday for Pulaski’s annual Fire Prevention Parade.
Pulaski Fire Department Chief Bill Webb said the annual event, which promotes fire prevention and is held during National Fire Prevention Week, has been a staple of the community for at least 40 to 50 years.
Children and adults of all ages line the streets on parade night to watch a steady stream of emergency vehicles passing by, blasting their sirens and waving at the crowd.
An average of 100 fire units turn out to take part in the parade.
However, the event isn’t limited to fire departments, he said.
Besides fire department equipment, the parade typically features rescue vehicles, police cars, scout troops, little league sports teams, cheerleaders and bands.
All participants are asked to follow this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme when decorating their vehicles or floats.
The theme of this year’s fire prevention campaign is “Prevent Home Fires!”
Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 5 through Oct. 11.
The parade lineup will begin at 6 p.m. in front of the Food Lion store in Pulaski Plaza on East Main Street (Route 99).
At 7 p.m., the parade proceeds down Route 99 to Jefferson Avenue, where it turns left and goes to Maple Shade Shopping Center on Commerce Street to disband.
Anyone interested in more information about the parade, including parade regulations, should call the Pulaski Fire Department at 994-8662.

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