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Annual Public Safety Day in Brentwood scheduled for Sept. 25

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Brentwood Public Safety Day

A firefighter and a young Brentwood resident at the city's annual Public Safety Day Festival. 

The Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department will hold its 10th annual Public Safety Day Festival from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, at CityPark Brentwood’s parking lot located at 330 Franklin Rd. 

The festival will include children’s activities, fire displays, Brentwood police officers and 911 dispatch information, and emergency medical vehicles. There will also be a residential fire sprinkler exhibition, a demonstration of how firefighters use equipment to remove someone trapped following a vehicle accident and a drone display. 

“We are happy to be able to safely host this event again this year,” Brentwood Fire and Rescue Chief Brian Goss said. “It is an excellent way for children and parents to learn about fire safety in a controlled environment with hands on learning. 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.”

Brentwood’s Fire Safety House will be on site to help children practice escaping from a smoke-filled room in a safe environment. Licensed professionals will also be available to help with car seat checks.

There were 1,400 people in attendance for the 2019 event, and it was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Please bring your entire family and neighborhood friends out,” Brentwood Fire Engineer Steven White, the event coordinator, said. “There will be a bounce house, a hazmat trailer, a water spray station, the Brentwood Police Department K-9 unit, DARE officers, free car seat checks and CPR demonstrations.” 

One of the most visual events will be the side-by-side house burn demonstration at 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. 

“It really shows residents and the public how a sprinkler system works and clears up any myths that television and Hollywood have incorrectly depicted,” White said.

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 and 1300 Sunset Road.

Subscribe to the city of Brentwood’s YouTube channel for more educational videos from the Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department.

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