Santa and firefighters team up for safe and happy holiday

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Burton firefighters will be busy this holiday season ensuring not only holiday cheer, but also that citizens have a safe and happy holiday.

Beaufort Firefighter Joe Lee hands Santa letters from local children as part of a county wide program where Santa mailboxes can be found at every fire station.
Beaufort Firefighter Joe Lee hands Santa letters from local children as part of a county wide program where Santa mailboxes can be found at every fire station.

Santa delivery – Santa Claus has again requested the assistance of Burton firefighters for his annual trip through the neighborhoods to meet with local children until December 21st. On school nights, Sunday through Thursday, Santa will be riding on Burton fire trucks from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Santa will ride from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Santa will have holiday candy for the children.

Santa and firefighters ask citizens to please understand that emergency calls and Santa’s schedule may change the times he will be around. Just listen for sirens to know if Santa is in your neighborhood.

Santa Mail – As part of the Beaufort County fire service program at all county fire stations, Santa’s to be sent to the North Pole. Santa promises all letters mailed by December 16th will be answered that have a return mailing address.

Keeping the Wreath Green – Green holidays wreaths are up and decorated at all Burton fire stations. When firefighters respond to a house fire during the holiday season a green bulb will be replaced with a red bulb. Burton firefighters are asking for residents to help keep their wreaths green.

Burton fire officials are happy to help spread holiday cheer this year and also use this time to remind citizens about fire safety during what can be a dangerous time of the year.