Departments to kick off Fire Prevention Week with parade, event

Departments to kick off Fire Prevention Week with parade, event

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Fire Department is kicking off Fire Prevention Week a little early with two events this weekend.

The department will hold a fire-safety event for the community at the Home Depot of West Ashley from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Families will be able to tour fire apparatus, learn how to escape the home in the fire safety house, and practicing using fire extinguishers. Activities will include a home fire escape plan game with Safe Kids Trident Area, kid's firehouse workshop, face painting and a jump castle.

Also, a Fire Prevention Parade featuring departments from the Tri-County area will begin in downtown Charleston at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and end at the Home Depot. 

The route proceeds from Ashley Avenue to Huger Street. Unit wills make turn Right off of Huger onto King Street and head east to Calhoun Street. The parade will turn left onto Calhoun, make a left onto Meeting Street, and continue west until a left onto Spring Street.

Units will then follow Spring Street and continue on the Septima Clark Parkway and cross over the Ashley River Bridge. The parade will continue on Highway 61 and turn onto Paul Cantrell Boulevard, before ending at the Home Depot on Magwood Drive.

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