Nags Head prepares for National Night Out, Fire Prevention Week Open House

Published 8:52 pm Monday, October 4, 2021

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The Town of Nags Head is hosting two events to promote community awareness – National Night Out on Tuesday, October 5 and Fire Prevention Week Open House on Thursday, October 7.

The 38th Annual National Night Out promotes police-community partnerships and offers an opportunity for engagement with public in a fun, positive environment. The event will be held at Dowdy Park, located at 3005 South Croatan Highway in Nags Head, starting at 5 p.m.

“National Night Out is all about community and police partnerships. But it doesn’t end there, it is also learning about services that are available and building a strong resilient community together,” said Nags Head Police Chief Phil Webster.

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There will be a bounce house, dunking booth (with rumors that Webster will be on the seat), rock climbing wall, seatbelt simulator and other activities for kids. The police department will be providing food for the event.

Several dozen organizations will be participating in National Night Out, including Dare County JATAC, NHPD K9, NHPD CID, Nags Head Community Watch, Nags Head Fire Department, Nags Head Ocean Rescue, Outer Banks Hospital, NC Aquarium, Jockeys Ridge State Park, Outer Banks Bike Ped Coalition, Outer Banks Family YMCA, North Carolina Highway Patrol, Outer Banks Hotline, 501 1st Legion Star Wars, Dare Community Crime Line, NC Works Outreach, Saving Lives Task Force and Trillium Health Service.

Nags Head Fire and Rescue Fire Prevention Week Open House will be on Thursday, October 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Douglas A. Remaley Fire Station, located at 16 at 5314 South Croatan Highway.

“We will have displays of fire and rescue equipment, a kids’ firefighter agility test, and fire prevention materials to take home,” said Roberta Thuman, Nags Head public information director.

There will be a smoke house so kids can learn how best to react if a fire occurs in their home. Pizza will be served.