It is fire safety week and the Clinton Fire Department's fire truck parade tonight highlights the week of outreach and education.
Lt. Teddy LaCroix (la-qwa) with the Clinton Fire Department says they spent the first few days of the week with students at Lincoln and Douglass Schools allowing them to go through their smokehouse and learn about firefighters and their equipment.
Fire trucks from all over central Illinois will converge on Clinton Junior High School this evening for the annual fire truck parade that will go up to the square. LaCroix says they will again have the smokehouse on the square and the fire trucks from other communities will be parked for kids to go and check out.
LaCroix thanks Peterson Insurance for their contribution of 1,000 firefighter hats that will be handed out to the youth. Owner Jay Peterson says they were able to get the hats personalized this year with the Clinton logo on them.
Tonight's fire truck parade gets underway at dusk. LaCroix says that it will probably be around 6:45 or 7 pm. The square will be closed off the duration of the parade and then a while after.
Get more information on the fire truck parade by finding the Clinton Fire Department on Facebook.