Osceola County Fire Agencies Hold First OHP Community Fire Safety Festival
Osceola County Fire Rescue & EMS, the Kissimmee Fire Department and St. Cloud Fire Rescue joined forces on Saturday, October 16 to bring the community’s first Fire Safety Fest, a fun, free event for the whole family.
“Osceola Fire Rescue & EMS was honored to host this informative fire and life safety event at Osceola Heritage Park, with the Kissimmee Fire Department and St. Cloud Fire Rescue,” said the Chief of Staff. County firefighters, Larry Collier. “It was great to showcase the training and capabilities of our department and to share safety messages in unison with other departments across the county.
During the Fire Safety Fest, visitors had the opportunity to learn vital fire safety information and see firsthand how local firefighters and emergency medical service providers are working to protect the community. In addition, people got a close look at fire engines, rescue vehicles, medical helicopters and more.
“We are delighted to participate in the first Fire Safety Fest! This gives us the opportunity to engage with our community and provide essential safety demonstrations, as well as the chance to interact with our firefighters. In addition, we look forward to the public discovering our new 100ft Aerial Tower 11 during the “touch a truck” event! This is a fun and educational family event, and we had a great turnout, ”said Kissimmee Fire Chief Jim Walls.
Hosting the first Fire Safety Fest was born out of a need to raise awareness and provide safety information to county residents. Osceola County Fire Agencies typically offer public education programs independently, but after the lack of in-person teaching opportunities in the past year due to COVID-19, and in As part of Fire Prevention Month, a large-scale event like Fire Safety Fest has provided valuable education to our communities and strengthened the bonds between first responders and the public they serve.
“St. Cloud Fire Rescue is proud to have participated in the Fire Safety Fest,” said Jason Miller, St. Cloud Fire Chief. “During Fire Safety Month and throughout the year, it is so important that we work together to help educate our citizens about fire safety. Fire Safety Fest gives us a great opportunity to present vital information in a fun and interactive way. We know that children and adults alike have enjoyed seeing all the equipment we use up close and participating in fire safety demonstrations.