Columbus – Hundreds of Columbus residents showed up in support of Junior Fire Patrols annual parade Thursday evening.
Junior Fire Patrol is offered to all fifth graders that attend Columbus area schools. The program starts off each year with a parade during Fire Prevention week and ends in May. The parade included multiple first responder vehicles including Columbus Police Department, Platte County Sheriffs Department, Columbus Fire and Rescue as well as Columubs Rural Fire, and much more.
Throughout the program, students go around and look for potentially dangerous situations that could result in a fire and then fill out a correction slip. The student with the most correction slips at the end of the program is declared fire chief. Graduation night consists of a short awards ceremony, fire truck rides, and spraying actual fire hoses.