Safety promoted at Lumberton first responder car show


LUMBERTON, NC (WBTW) – A car show for first responders was held in Lumberton on Saturday. Some first responders took the opportunity to promote safety.

“We believe in reaching out to the community,” said Lumberton Fire Department training chief Eddie Cox. Lumberton firefighters have set up a bicycle safety course and a hot car display with s’mores in the window.

“In about an hour, we’ll be handing out s’mores to everyone to show how hot the interior of the car is,” Cox said. “These are the same effects that are caused to children when they are left in the vehicle. The organizers wanted to give the public the chance to interact with first responders and do something positive for the community.

“We’re tired of the TV turning on and that’s always bad news. We want the television on and there is good news about it, ”said co-host Jamie Hunt. “Robeson County has been tough on the crime rate, the murders and everything. We just want to change that, make it a positive vibe here. The show featured vendors, tricycle races and classic cars.

“See all the cars, see how amazing they are, and I love their decoration,” said tricycle racer JJ Penalba. The event was organized by Top That Dessert bar and MPR automobile club.

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