The Paducah Fire Department, along with the Paducah Police Department, Paducah Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Necco, is hosting a Summer Safety Festival for the residents of Dudley Court Apartments located at 801 McGuire Avenue. The festival will be Monday, June 25 from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Anyone is welcome to attend the festival.
The Fire Department will be bringing its fire safety house trailer, Freddie the Fire Truck, and pumper trucks. Families will have the chance to meet with public safety representatives from the police and fire departments in addition to a K-9 team. There will be ice cream, balloons, and coloring books for the kids.
Paducah Fire Chief Steve Kyle says, “This is the second year for the Summer Safety Festival, a campaign to educate children and their parents about fire safety especially before the upcoming holiday. We saw a noticeable decrease in fire-related problems after holding last year’s Summer Safety Festival. With ongoing education we hope to keep all of Paducah safe during the fireworks season.” Paducah allows ground and handheld sparkling devices.
As a reminder, in 2011 the City of Paducah changed its fireworks regulations to align with the State of Kentucky. Paducah allows the sale, within a specific set of requirements, of fireworks that leave the ground, explode, or have a report. HOWEVER, the fireworks will not be allowed to be discharged within the City limits. The State law states that fireworks are not to be used within 200 feet of any structure, motor vehicle, or other person. The density of Paducah’s structures prevents the use of fireworks that leave the ground, explode, or have a report.
Paducah will have an Independence Day Celebration with an impressive fireworks display on Wednesday, July 4 at the riverfront. The fireworks will start at approximately 9:15 p.m. The entertainment starts at 7 p.m.