THE LAKE 940 AUDIO: Deputy Fire Chief Chris Jolda tells Mike Roberts about this weekend’s Tri-State Firefighters Meet located at Memorial Beach in Webster.
Bring the entire family for day of fun, excitement and learning as the Southern New England Fire Apparatus Association and the Webster Brotherhood of Firefighters invite you to the annual Tri-State Firefighters Meet on Sunday, May 20th at Memorial Beach in Webster.
Deputy Chief of the Webster Fire Department Chris Jolda tells THE LAKE 940 this meet is for more than just firefighters. “It’s a great opportunity to bring the family down and see what goes on, see what your tax dollars pay for. The different kinds of apparatus, engines and ladders and aerial towers and rescue trucks.”
In addition to the new state-of-the-art fire equipment, there will also be many antique and vintage pieces of equipment and trucks from all over Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, welcomed to Webster by Fire Chief Brian Hickey.
It’s a family event, fun for kids of all ages – and best of all, admission and parking are free. Smokey Bear will be there to take photos with the kids, the LifeFlight medical helicopter is scheduled to land and firefighters are planning pumping demonstrations, a jaws of life demonstration, a chain saw sculptor, food vendors and more.
Deputy Chief Jolda says The Dudley Fire Educational Smokehouse trailer will also be available to teach children and adults the importance of fire safety in the home. Most people know that smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are required, but sprinklers are also something important that you might not have thought about installing in your home. “We’re going to build 2 rooms and light them on fire, one will show you without sprinklers how much damage is done and the second one will have a sprinkler in it to show people exactly how much can be saved by having residential sprinklers.” In the event of a fire you have only a few minutes to get out safely.