KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Emergency personnel in Kingsport hosted a Public Safety Day Monday to show some of the technology and equipment used by police, firefighters and others.
The event was held at the Kingsport Farmers Market at 308 Clinchfield Street from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Kingsport residents of all ages were welcome to attend.
The Kingsport Police Department showcased an armored rescue vehicle, its mobile command post, its bomb squad and robot and its drone team. A K-9 unit also conducted demonstrations.
“We really love days like this because most of the time when people see us, it’s on a really bad day and they’re having an emergency,” said Barry Brickey, public education and information officer for the Kingsport Fire Department. “So today’s a great day to get to meet people and get to meet families.”
The Kingsport Fire Department brought a ladder truck, showcased its various teams and had interactive activities for visitors. Sparky the Fire Dog was also in attendance.