By MELINDA WILLIAMS
October is a favorite time of year for the kids. Besides loading up on candy at Halloween, the month also brings an invasion of fire trucks from all around to participate in the town of Pulaski’s annual Fire Prevention Parade.
This year’s parade will be held Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m.
For decades, Pulaski Fire Department and the town of Pulaski have hosted a parade during national Fire Prevention Week, which runs this year Oct. 6-12. This year’s theme is “Prevent Kitchen Fires.”
Fire department units that intend to participate in the parade are asked to begin lining up at 5:30 p.m. Use the Bob White Boulevard/East Main Street entrance to Pulaski Plaza (at the traffic light) and line up behind the building.
Civilian entries should display a poster or a message regarding fire prevention. These entries will enter the plaza at the western-most entrance, near Tractor Supply and then line up in front of the plaza, adjacent to East Main Street.
In order to ensure everyone’s safety, parade participants must abide by the following rules:
Persons under 16 years of age are only permitted to ride on trailers or on the backs of trucks during the parade. Do not ride on the back of trucks or on trailers to and from the parade.
All persons riding in the back of a pickup truck are to be seated inside the bed of the truck at all times, not on the railings.
Motorcycles and ATVs are not permitted to participate in the parade.
Nothing may be tossed or thrown from any vehicle.