“This is a great community event; one we look forward to every year,” said Chief Bill Whealan. “We get the opportunity to thank our community in person for their support of emergency services.”
The fire district wants community members to know how their taxpayer dollars are spent to save lives and property. This includes an extrication demonstration of removing victims from motor vehicle accidents, how to provide cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), blood pressure checks, as well as fire engine and station tours.
“These facilities are paid for with taxpayer dollars,” said Chief Whealan. “We want you to come and see how we save lives and property.”
Benton County Fire District 4 also will provide snacks and refreshments during the event. Children and adults will all have the opportunity to participate in fire and injury prevention programs sponsored by the fire district. There will also be information about the newly launched app in Benton County, called PulsePoint.
“We save money for our taxpayers when we prevent fires and injuries before they happen,” said Chief Whealan. “Please come, have fun and learn safety practices along the way.”