Holly Pond firefighters hosting ‘Day in the Park’ July 30

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HOLLY POND, Ala. –  The Holly Pond Volunteer Fire Department and the Town of Holly Pond will host the inaugural Day in the Park at Governors Park Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Fire Chief Mike Harrison explained, “The idea for the Day in the Park came from one of our members. It was a way for our community to meet our members and see some of the things that we do as well as see our equipment. Our town jumped on board and is co-sponsoring the event.”

Guests can see equipment up close, get to know their local first responders and more.

“We will have a few of our fire trucks on display. We plan to have demonstrations on truck operations. We plan to let children, or even adults, be able to spray water from fire nozzles,” said Harrison. “We will have our firefighting gear available for the community to put their hands on and try it on if they would like to. We will also have a smoke trailer on hand that will demonstrate how quickly a house can fill with smoke, as well as discuss fire safety issues during the demonstration.”

Firefighters will be available to answer any questions people have during demonstrations. There will also have a tent for residents to have their blood pressure checked. Residents can also sign up for free smoke detectors with professional installation.

Harrison said they plan to have weather radios on hand for community members to enter a raffle for a chance to win. Members of the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office and Cullman EMS are also scheduled to attend.

Temple Baptist church is furnishing a bouncy house, and members will be cooking hotdogs. Pepsi will provide drinks.

The event will also provide a chance for interested community members to join the fire department.

“This is our first event of this magnitude, and we hope to make this an annual community event,” said Harrison.

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