ROCHESTER — Chief Mark Klose is pleased to announce the extensive list of agencies and organizations that will join the Rochester Fire Department for this weekend’s Fire Safety Festival and Parade.
Sunday, Oct. 6 from 8:30 a.m. (parade start), followed by the Fire Safety Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rochester Common.
- Spaulding High School (parade start)
- Rochester Common (parade end/festival)
The Rochester Fire Department will renew and build upon its traditional fall Fire Safety Festival this October, adding a parade that will feature several businesses, fire departments and public safety agencies from around Rochester and the Seacoast region.
The groups taking part in either the parade, the festival, or both include:
- Rochester Recreation
- Barrington Fire
- American Red Cross Disaster Action Team
- Atlantic Broadband
- Epping Fire
- Farmington Fire
- Rochester Main Street
- N.H. Division of Emergency Services
- Crescent City Kitchen
- 3 Dogs Rescue
- N.H. Be Seat Smart
- St. Elizabeth Seton School
- Rochester Motorsports
- Rochester Youth Spirit
- N.H. State Fire Marshal’s Office
- Frisbie EMS
- Sweet Peach’s
- Two Wrongs Make a Right Bakery
- Knits by Char
- Corinne’s School of Dance
- David Wheeler Antique Fire Truck
- 1-800 Board Up
- Wildlife Encounters
In addition, there will be a variety of unique stations that visitors of all ages can explore and take part in at the festival. Among them will be stations and demonstrations dedicated to 911, Stop, Drop and Roll, the Durham Fire Safety House, vehicle extrication, the Hampton Smoke Trailer and fire extinguisher demonstrations.
Children will also have an opportunity to take part in the Junior Firefighter Certification Course and take home a certificate signed by Chief Klose designating them as junior firefighters.
The event will serve as a kickoff to National Fire Prevention Week, which takes place from Oct. 6-12.
“I want to thank all of our public safety and business partners who will be taking part in our Fire Safety Festival,” Chief Klose said. “The day will be a great chance to meet first responders, explore the different types of equipment we all use and learn valuable fire prevention and safety skills.”
To accommodate the festival, Grant Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.
This is a free event, and all are welcome!