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LFD to host Citizens’ Day to create camaraderie with the community

The community will soon have the opportunity to see an inside look at what being a LaGrange Fire Department firefighter is like. 

The LFD is inviting locals of all ages to come out to its fifth annual Citizens’ Day on Oct. 12 from noon to 4 p.m. 

“The event is just all citizens and people in the community coming out and spending time with us,” said LFD firefighter paramedic Nicole Camille. “We will have a kiddie house; an agility course and people will be able to put on firefighter gear.” 

Camille said locals at the event love the fire truck rides. 

“A lot of people like to come out and ride the fire truck because a lot of people wonder what it is like on the inside of it,” Camille said. 

This event is completely free, but LFD will be selling $2 raffle tickets with proceeds going to the First Responder Crisis Fund. 

“We really enjoy doing this event and the kids enjoy coming to it too,” Camille said. “We teach fire safety as well as mingling with people.” 

This event will also be a way for anyone interested in entering the fire service or first responders field to come out and learn more about it. 

Camille said Citizens’ Day is another way to get a more personable side of the first responders in the community.  

“Come spend a day with us,” Camille said. “They can see what they can possibly learn, and we can see what we can teach.” 

There will be information on fire safety, car seat information, face painting and free blood pressure checks. 

The 2019 Citizen’s Day will be held in the LaGrange Mall parking lot at 1501 Lafayette Parkway. 

“You won’t be able to miss it, and you’ll see our fire truck,” Camille said.