Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Liverpool was ablaze with lights and sirens October 7 as fire departments from Queens and Lunenburg counties took part in the annual Mutual Aid parade.
The yearly event occurs during National Fire Prevention Week at different locations. It was Liverpool's turn to host the 2020 event.
Folks took to the streets to watch as the parade wound through the downtown core and along Water Street. There were approximately 20 fire and rescue vehicles representing various districts, including Liverpool and Greenfield in Queens, and Lunenburg County's Dayspring, Bridgewater, Italy Cross-Middlewood, and Lunenburg and District.
This year's theme for National Fire Prevention Week was Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the primary cause of home fires and home fire injuries.
For its part, the NFPA served up a few fire prevention tips, suggesting cooking and alcohol don't mix; clear the clutter in your kitchen; stand by your pan; never throw water on a grease fire; and install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home and test them every month.