Bristol Twp Fire Companies Host “Touch-A-Fire-Truck”

Bristol Township first responders stand next an engine. Photo by Sam Foxwell.

Bristol Township held their inaugural ‘Touch a Fire Truck” event on Saturday, October 19th.

All 5 volunteer fire companies from Bristol Township came out to the municipal complex to talk to members of the community about fire prevention. Attendees were invited to speak with the men and women involved with the fire companies, and to get up close and personal with the fire trucks.

Edgely Fire Co. on full display. Photo by Sam Foxwell.

“It’s all the fire departments in the township doing a group safety fire event,” said Kevin
Dippolito, Bristol Township Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Director. “The kids can come out and climb on trucks, touch the trucks, and have a little fun.”

From 1 to 4 p.m., attendees of all ages got to explore Bristol Townships fire trucks and
equipment. Safety tips and tricks for fire prevention were administered through pamphlets,
literature, demonstrations, and more.

“We wanted to be mindful of the time constraints that not only families have trying to attend these events, but the volunteer fire departments have with trying to put all of this together,” Fire Marshal Dippolito said.

The township plans to host this event every year, and hopes that it helps all community members with fire safety and prevention.

WBCB’s Sam Foxwell contributed to this post.