Smokey Bear and Florida Forest Service wild land firefighters will be spreading the fire prevention message at the Chipley Fire Department’s 2nd Annual ‘Fire Prevention Education Day’.

This year’s Chipley Fire Department Fire Prevention Education Day is going to be Saturday, October 13th from 10 a.m. until 2p.m. at the Chipley Fire Station located at 1430 Jackson Avenue (Highway 90) in Chipley right behind city hall.

Besides Smokey and the Florida Forest Service wild land firefighters and Chipley firefighters, the Chipley Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Washington County Health Department, Washington County S.W.A.T. (Students Working Against Tobacco), and the State Fire Marshall’s Office will also be present putting on demonstrations, handing out educational materials and goodies, and adding to this family-friendly community event with other fun activities.

Some of the highlights of the day will include: Chipley Fire Station tours, automobile extrication demonstration(s), free fingerprinting for the kids, free blood pressure checks, child safety seats and bicycle helmets demonstrations, FREE REFRESHMENTS, and of course, Smokey Bear reminding everyone that “Only YOU Can Prevent Wildfires!”

In hosting the event, Chipley Volunteer Fire Department members feel that any time that they can provide prevention education to kids as well as adults, which will lower the chance of losing lives and property.  Approximately 200 people attended last year’s event and event organizers are planning for the double that turnout this year!

For more information about the day’s events, please contact Chipley Fire Chief Floyd Aycock at (850) 638-6301.  For more information about Smokey Bear and/or the Florida Forest Service specifically, please contact Brian Goddin at (850) 625-6621 or visit  To report a fire, call 9-1-1.  The Chipola Forestry Center of the Florida Forest Service consists of 7 counties including Washington, Bay, Walton, Gulf, Holmes, Calhoun, and Jackson counties.