Catawba County Firefighters Kickoff Fire Prevention Week

HICKORY, NC (September 23, 2016)…Sunday, October 9 fire departments across the county will be celebrating Fire Prevention Week activities. To kick off the national event, Catawba County Firefighters will be holding a special display at Home Depot located on Highway 70 beginning at 1:00 p.m. and continuing until 3:00 p.m.

As a special treat, staff from Home Depot will set up a special Kid’s Club event, where children can make their own emergency vehicle.

Another special display will feature items from the Catawba County Firefighter’s Museum which will give attendees an opportunity to see antique fire equipment and to compare it to new equipment currently in use.

Firefighters and fire trucks from Cooksville, Conover, Hickory, Maiden, and St. Stephen’s fire departments will be participating in the event. The Catawba County Emergency Services Fire/Rescue Division will have a vehicle on display and the Catawba Valley FOOL’s (Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society) will also be available.

During this free event, firefighters will be available to answer questions and to pass out free literature and treats for children. So stop by, sit in a fire truck, enjoy the free fun, and help firefighters celebrate national Fire Prevention Week.