MYRTLE BEACH — Georgetown County Fire EMS will have its inaugural Fire Prevention Parade down Front Street on Saturday and area fire departments are invited to participate, officials said in a release issued Monday.
For residents who want to view the parade, it is set to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Bay Park and will travel down Front Street to Cleland Street, according to the release. Fire Departments will show off modern as well as antique fire apparatus.
The parade is part of several activities planned this month for fire prevention month. It is modeled after similar events that take place yearly in Johnsonville and Lake City, said Harry Avant, a fire inspector with Georgetown County Fire/EMS who is responsible for organizing the parade.
The parade was planned prior to the fire that claimed part of Front Street’s 700 block on Sept. 25, but that event emphasizes the importance of fire prevention and life safety, officials said in the release.
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