Boone's 18th annual Emergency Fest teaches community important lessons, demonstrates emergency procedures

  • Source: Watauga Democrat
  • Published: 05/23/2022 11:30 AM

Emergency Fest returned to Boone with local emergency services and partner organizations teaching community members life saving skills and demonstrate the tools that professionals use to protect communities. On Saturday, May 21, in the Peacock parking lot on Appalachian State University's campus, local area fire trucks, police cars, ambulances, rescue vehicles, forestry vehicles, helicopters, bomb squads, the Watauga chapter of the Red Cross, New River Power Company and many more gathered for the community event. In addition to bounce houses, train rides and a scavenger hunt, community members had the opportunity to learn how professionals respond in emergency situations and what they can do to prevent an emergency in their home. Deep Gap Fire Department and Cove Creek Volunteer Fire Department demonstrated a vehicle extrication.


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