Early next month, children from more than 200 schools, several fire departments, and
representatives of state and local agencies will converge on Bicentennial Capitol
Mall State Park Plaza in Nashville for the kickoff of Fire Prevention Week.
The October 7th event, sponsored by the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office,
will feature Sparky the Fire Dog,® new and antique fire trucks, fire safety
demonstrations, and fire safety information. For the event, the State Fire
Marshal’s office purchased Fire Prevention Week in a Box plus Sparky’s ABCs of
Fire Safety DVD Value Pack. Items will be distributed in Fire Prevention Week goodie bags at a booth displaying educational messaging.
“This event is unique in that it brings adults, children, and fire service professionals
from the state and local level together,” says Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s
Office Community Risk Reduction Coordinator Baylie Scott. “We look forward to
continuing a long-standing tradition of starting Fire Prevention Week off with
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