The Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department will hold its 11th annual Public Safety Day Festival this Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Brentwood Place Brentwood Shopping Center parking lot (located at 330 Franklin Road).
“This day is an excellent way for children and parents to learn about fire safety in a controlled environment with hands on learning,” says Brentwood Fire and Rescue Chief Brian Goss. “Children will be able to operate a real fire hose and see firsthand how fast a small room can go up in flames. This day helps educate our community’s youngest and oldest residents about the responsibility of public safety and what to do if ever they encounter an emergency.”
The festival will include children’s activities, fire displays, Brentwood Police officers and 911 Dispatch information and emergency medical vehicles. In addition the event will feature:
- a residential fire sprinkler exhibition
- a demonstration of how firefighters use equipment to remove someone trapped following a vehicle accident
- a demonstration from Middle Tennessee Electric on electric safety.
According to the event’s coordinator and Fire Engineer Steven White, one of the highlights of the event will be the side-by-side house burn demonstration and it will take place around 12 o’clock noon.
“The significance of the side-by-side burn is to show the public how important it is to have working smoke alarms and the value of having your home and/or workplace equipped with fire sprinklers,” he explains. “It really shows residents and the public how a sprinkler system works and clears up any myths that television and Hollywood have incorrectly depicted.”
In addition to the Public Safety Day Festival, all four Brentwood Fire Stations will be open and offering tours on Saturday between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Firefighters will be able to discuss station life, explain their duties and talk about fire safety.
Brentwood’s four stations are located at:
- 5211 Maryland Way
- 1301 Wilson Pike
- 1750 General George Patton Drive
- 1300 Sunset Road
If you can’t make it to our station tours, you can still get a sneak peek inside our fire stations by watching a virtual station tour video (below). It shows where firefighters sleep at the station, eat, and what equipment is included on a fire truck.
There were more than 1,500 in attendance last year. For more information, visit brentwoodtn.gov.