September 22, 2023

Teaching youth about fire prevention

Assistant fire chief/fire marshal Jack Spurgeon, who is also a CSU student, and other members of the Bristol (Tenn.) Fire Department participated in the Kids Expo on Oct. 13.  The event was part of the annual Sharky 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Spurgeon, who is pursuing  a bachelor’s degree in fire science, said the Bristol Fire Department joined the event to mark Fire Prevention Month, which is October. He said about 150 children and their families visited their booth and received books, stickers, posters and pamphlets.

Spurgeon added the expo is just one of the events the department participates in year-round.