Huntington's Fire Prevention Parade kicks off tonight
HUNTINGTON — Grab your earplugs and bring a bag for all the candy. Huntington’s annual Fire Prevention Parade is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, in downtown Huntington.
According to the mayor’s office, 4
t h Avenue between Hal Greer Boulevard and 8 t h Street will be closed from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday for the event.
The parade lineup will start just after 5 p.m. and will stretch from Hal Greer Boulevard to 1 2 t h Street. The parade will begin at 12th Street and head west to 8th Street.
For more information about this year’s parade, contact the Huntington Fire Department at 304-696-5950.
The annual event takes place as part of Fire Prevention Week, which is celebrated the first week of October and is sponsored and coordinated by the National Fire Protection A ssociat ion.
Fire Prevention Week commemorates the Great Chicago Fire, which killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 people homeless and destroyed more than 17,400 structures in an Oct. 8, 1871, blaze.
This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is Prevent Kitchen Fires. According to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Prevention Week website, cooking is the leading cause home fires and home fire injuries, and two of every five home fires start in the kitchen.
For more information, visit www.f irepreventionweek .org.
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