June 14 is National Flag Day, however, in Greensboro this year that day will be a time for people in the community to come and celebrate our firefighters and learn a thing or two about fire safety in the process. That Friday, the Greensboro Fire Department is hosting its annual “Firefighter Friday.”

The community event will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. that day at Barber Park – specifically, at shelters 4, 5, and 6 at 1500 Barber Park Dr.

The event is designed to be both fun and entertaining.

The City of Greensboro’s announcement of the upcoming celebration puts it this way: “Firefighter Friday is a cherished tradition bringing the community together for a day filled with activities for all ages and providing valuable learning opportunities about fire safety.”

 The event is free and offers attendees the chance to meet their local firefighters, learn more about the services they provide, and pick up some safety tips on fire prevention.

Parents are encouraged to bring their kids out so the little ones can have some fun, learn about fire safety and enjoy quality time with some of the bravest people in Greensboro.

Greensboro Fire Chief Jim Robinson said he and the others in the department are really looking forward to the day.

“We are thrilled to host our Firefighter Friday again this year and to welcome community members of all ages,” Robinson said. “This event is not only a fun day out but also a crucial part of our community engagement and educational efforts. We look forward to showing our residents a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a firefighter and how we can all be safer in our homes and community.”

Here are some of the highlights of the afternoon:

  • Free hot dogs and refreshments
  • Tours of the Fire Safety Trailer
  • An up-close look at fire trucks
  • Numerous games and activities for both children and adults