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Longview fire department hosts block party

LONGVIEW,TX (KLTV)- Food, fun and firefighting demonstrations.

The Longview Fire Department hosted their annual fall meet-and-greet with the public. Families were able to meet their firefighters, enjoy fun and games, dancing, free hot dogs and even could ride the fire bucket in Ladder One.

Fire demonstrations were held as well to show visitors how crews use modern day equipment and techniques to battle fires.

"Firefighting has changed so much, and we have so many tools now that are so advanced that really help us do a much better job in the day to day operations of a fire department," said Longview fire marshal Johnny Zachary.

October is National Fire Prevention Month, an effort to prepare the public for a safer winter.

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