On the last Saturday of Fire Prevention Week this year, October 11th, the Mi Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Protection District Auxiliary, under the organizational skills of Rachel Ballowe, hosted the first annual Family Fire Fest.
This was a community event where you could meet your local fire fighters, watch fire fighter demonstrations, and learn fire prevention and safety for your family. Food was available for purchase and there were drawing tickets for sale. We even had a special visit from Smokey the Bear. There were also FREE fire engine rides, crafts for the kids and safety related vendors.
Here are some overview photos that speak 1000 words:
The second annual Family Fire Fest, an educational and fun event for young and old alike, will take place on the Saturday of Fire Prevention Week.
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871. Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls.
Join us on October 10, 2015. Details next year.
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