The Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department will hold its ninth annual Public Safety Day Festival from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Stein Mart parking lot located at 330 Franklin Road.
The festival will include children’s activities, fire displays and police and emergency medical vehicles. There will also be a residential fire sprinkler exhibition, a vehicle extradition demonstration to show how firefighters remove a person who is trapped in their car when involved in a vehicle accident and, new this year, an extrication with the assistance of the department’s new drone. Licensed professionals will also be available to help with car seat checks.
“Bring your entire family out,” event coordinator Engineer Adam Wyngaard said. “There will be a jump castle, a hazmat trailer, a water spray station, K-9 units, DARE officers, free car seat checks, K-9 units and DARE officers and CPR demonstrations.”
There were 1,400 people in attendance at last year’s Public Safety Day.
“This event is an excellent way for children and parents to learn about fire safety in a controlled environment,” Brentwood Fire Chief Brian Goss said. “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 most visual event, which is the side-by-side house burn demonstration, will be the final event of the day in the noon hour. The significance of the side-by-side burn is to show the public how important it is to have a working smoke alarms and the value of having your residence and/or workplace equipped with fire sprinklers.
“It really shows residents and the public how a sprinkler system works and clears up any myths that television and Hollywood incorrectly have incorrectly depicted,” Wyngaard said.
In addition to the Public Safety Day Festival, all four Brentwood fire stations will be open and offering tours on Saturday between 9 a.m.-1 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 and 1300 Sunset Road.