Mount Pleasant firefighters celebrate local kids with truck drive-by

The Mount Pleasant Fire Department wants to help celebrate birthdays of local children or special occasions with a fire truck drive-by. The fire fighters will drive by with lights flashing and sirens a-singing to make it a red letter day since they can’t have a traditional party during COVID-19 concerns.

“Our guys miss being around the public, especially all the kids who typically visit the fire stations,” said Lyndee Rodgers, Administrative Assistant to Fire Chief Larry McRae. “Getting to see all the smiling faces on a drive-by makes them happy, and hopefully, makes it a happy day for our citizens as well.”

Fire truck drive-by requests are scheduled on weekdays and weekends around typical department duties. Drive-by locations need to be within Mount Pleasant city limits and will be limited to a manageable amount on a first-come, first-served basis each day. 

Please contact Rodgers during normal business hours (M-F, 8 a.m. –5 p.m.) at 903-575-4144 or at least 48 hours in advance of the actual date of the drive-by.