LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas firefighters and families are invited to attend the 2018 Rural Fire Show, hosted this Saturday, Oct. 27 by the Rural Fire Protection (RFP) division of the Arkansas Forestry Commission (AFC). This annual celebration will take place at the Greenbrier AFC Office, #20 Industrial Boulevard, Greenbrier, Ark., 72058 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The 2018 Fire Show is free to all attendees and recognizes and thanks rural firefighters for their work in the suppression and prevention of wildfires. This casual event is family-friendly, and lunch will be provided.
Attendees can network with crews from across the state, connect with industry partners and agencies, and even have a chance to win door prizes tailored for fire departments, firefighters and children. Additionally, a variety of fire service vendors will showcase equipment and vehicles.
“We have more than 30 vendors and several great door prizes lined up for the 2018 Fire Show, including a set of Power Hawk rescue tools, generators, and tool boxes,” said Kathryn Mahan-Hooten, RFP Program Administrator. “We have a strong partnership with rural fire departments, and this show is a great way to demonstrate our appreciation to firefighters and their families.”
Attending crews are encouraged to RSVP by contacting Carisa Aycock at 501-679-3171 or Carisa.Aycock@arkansas.gov
The mission of the AFC is to protect Arkansas’s forests, and those who enjoy them, from wildland fire and natural hazards while promoting rural and urban forest health, stewardship, development, and conservation for all generations of Arkansans. The AFC is a part of the Arkansas Agriculture Department.