Wednesday, February 1, 2023
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Fentress County’s Annual Fire Prevention Parade Returns This Thursday

Fentress County’s fire department to host its annual Fire Prevention Week Parade on Thursday.

Jamestown Fire Chief Larry Cooper said the goal of the parade is to enhance safety in the event of a fire emergency, particularly with kids in the community.

“We want them to be aware of their surroundings and what it may look like, what we may look like,” Cooper said. “I mean if you see a fireman come into your house at night dressed the way they do, it’s pretty startling. So we want to make sure they’re aware of what we do and what we look like, and education is key in what we can and what we can’t do.”

Cooper said the Fentress County tradition works to involve multiple emergency agencies, including fire departments throughout the county, the Sheriff’s Department, the ambulance service, and the forestry division. He said they want the kids to be able to see the trucks and become more accustomed to them.

The parade is set to begin at 5 p.m. in Jamestown at North Main Street and Industrial Drive. It will travel through the North and South red light to Gaudin Street and turn left on Gaudin Street, finishing beside the library.