The Foothills Fire & Life Safety Festival returns to Hudson next week for its fourth year after being canceled due to weather last fall. The decision was made to move the festival from fall to spring to avoid conflicting with other fall festivals and to highlight fire and safety topics during the spring season as well.
The festival will be held Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the campus of Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute in Hudson. The event is free to the public and hosted by the Caldwell County Fire Rescue Association
As in previous years, the 2016 festival will celebrate over 35 years of organized fire prevention activities in Caldwell County. The purpose is to provide the citizens of Caldwell and surrounding counties with materials and information concerning fire prevention, crime prevention, health promotion and recovery options should the need arise and to practice these prevention techniques in their daily lives.
This year’s program will be built around those prevention and education activities while including history, music, art, free giveaways, food, bounce houses for kids, vendors and fun, making it one of the most unique family events in the area.
Festival exhibitors include firefighter competitions, exhibits and demonstrations from emergency services, fire departments and law enforcement, to equipment/apparatus manufacturers as well as many physicians’ offices, non-profits, disaster recovery teams and much more. The festival will also include a mobile hospital display, an air medical helicopter, interactive family events, free outdoor performances and many free giveaways.
More information can be found by going to the Foothills Fire & Life Safety Festival Facebook page or contacting Dino Dibernardi, Caldwell County Emergency Services Director, at 828-757-1328.
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