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NLR FD Fire Fest

October 10, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

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NLR Fire Department’s Fire Fest will be held at the McCain Mall south parking lot.


  • Kid’s Combat Challenge
  • Fun, FOOD, and Games
  • Fire Department Displays
  • Meet your local firefighters
  • and more

North Little Rock, Arkansas (Monday, October 9, 2023)… The North Little Rock Fire Department is hosting the 2023 Fire Fest event on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 in the south parking lot of McCain Mall, 3929 McCain Boulevard, North Little Rock between the hours of 7:00 – 9:00 pm. The North Little Rock Fire Department (NLRFD) in conjunction with members of the Maumelle, Little Rock, Oak Grove, Sherwood, Arch Street, Gravel Ridge, Scott, Runyan Acers and Camp Robinson Fire Departments along with MEMS, the North Little Rock Police Department (NLRPD),and the Arkansas Game and Fish (AGFC). We are excited to gather and celebrate Fire Prevention Month by displaying fire apparatus, offering a kid’s firefighter challenge course for ages 5-13, and enjoy free food provided by First Security Bank to the first 500 people. Attendees can also participate in the following at Fire Fest: face painting by the North Little Rock Mayor’s Youth Council, tips from the American Red Cross, visit with the Recruiting Departments from the NLRFD and NLRPD, a First-Aid table by the North Little Rock High School Med Pro Class, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Community Impact, North Little Rock Animal Shelter Mobile Adoption Unit, North Little Rock Tourism, William F. Laman Library Mobile Library, MeTv, and 1-800-BOARDUP will all be on site.

This year’s theme is: “Cooking Safety Starts with YOU”. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries, according to statistics from the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA):

  • United States fire departments responded to an estimated average of 158,400 home structure fires per year started by cooking activities between 2017 and 2021.
  • These fires caused an average of 470 deaths and 4,150 reported injuries annually.
  • Ranges or cooktops were involved in the 53% of reported home cooking fires, 88% of cooking fire deaths and 74% of cooking fire injuries.
  • Unattended cooking was the leading cause of cooking fires and casualties.

Please contact Captain Chris Patton, Fire Marshal for the North Little Rock Fire Department, for more information at cpatton@nlr.ar.gov or by phone, 501-680-2624.