The Second Annual Pullin’ for Partnership Fire Truck Challenge will take place Nov. 10 in Madison. The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce reported that the event — originally scheduled for Oct. 25 — was rescheduled due to the threat of bad weather.
This event is designed to bring attention to the substance use problems facing our community and help raise funds to provide services to those looking for help through partnership programs. Here’s some more info:Read more
2nd Annual Pullin’ for Partnership Fire Truck Challenge
So, what exactly is the Pullin’ for Partnership Fire Truck Challenge?
The Partnership for a Drug-Free Community and Madison Fire & Rescue event raises funds for the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, and involves a fun series of challenges for the teams that participate.
Here are some quick facts to know about the Pullin’ for Partnership Fire Truck Challenge:
- The event takes place Thursday, Nov. 10, from 1PM to 5PM at Madison Schools Stadium, 211 Celtic Drive.
- This will involve teams of 10 competing for bragging rights, trophies, and a chance to prove they have what it takes to pull a 46,000-pound fire truck a length of 100 feet with a rope.
- It’s also a community event with youth activities and a couple of food trucks!
“The fire truck pull can be a great team-building exercise and a fun stress buster. But it’s the reason we’re doing it that’s so important. As tough as our current substance use challenge is, we see this as a great way to show those who may be struggling with addiction and maintaining their sobriety that there are many people “pulling” for them to get better and lead healthier lives.”Wendy Reeves, Partnership’s executive director
Pulling Fire Trucks for Substance Abuse Awareness
Madison Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief Brandy Williams said the department is supporting the “Pullin’ for Partnership” event because, as first responders, they see the impact of the opioid and fentanyl crises almost daily.
“I think most people are very aware that we have a serious substance use crisis, and too many are dying, so anything we can do to bring awareness to programs that help address it, from trying to prevent it to helping those who have an addiction, it is a positive for our city and community”Madison Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief Brandy Williams
Any donation to the nonprofit is tax-deductible, and all proceeds will support Partnership for a Drug-Free Community’s programs, which are in high demand with the opioid, fentanyl and vaping epidemics.
Event rules and information are available at the Partnership for a Drug-free Community website or contacting staff at 256-539-7339. The registration deadline for teams has reopened until Friday, Nov. 4.