The Autumn Street Fair is set for this Saturday in downtown McMinnville and the Fire Safety House will be making another appearance.
The popular exhibit, which is owned by the White County Firefighters Association, is an educational tool for fire safety measures that can be taken around the house.
“Tons of kids came through last year and they absolutely loved it,” said local firefighter Brad Weaver. “It has a living room, kitchen and bedroom and each room has safety measures. One of the things we stress is you don’t stand up in the smoke. Check the door for heat and then crawl out.”
Weaver estimates around 400 kids and 200 adults toured the Fire Safety House at last year’s Autumn Street Fair.
“We’d love to take it to some of the schools, but it gets loaned out quite a bit so it’s hard to reserve,” said Weaver.
The Warren County Red Cross will have a booth adjacent to the Fire Safety House. Anyone who wants to make a donation to the Red Cross can do so at that time.
The Red Cross provides disaster relief and helps many fire victims in this community. This can include providing emergency shelter and money to buy clothing immediately. Some fire victims are left with nothing but the clothes on their back.
“I know the Red Cross can use every bit it can get so any donations will be greatly appreciated,” said Weaver.
Autumn Street Fair hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be held on Main Street and Court Square. The Fire Safety House will be located near the courthouse.