The 31st Annual Firefighter's FREEDOM Competition kicks off a week of fun-filled activities for the 4th of July celebration in Southport.
The event takes place this Saturday, June 28, with the opening ceremony starting at 10 a.m.
Citizens are urged to support the firefighters who will be competing.
The event features five competitive events including Barrel Push, Command Post, Tanker Tug, Sprinkler Plug, & Bucket Brigade. There will be fire trucks and equipment on display.
WECT's Ben Powell will be a guest judge for the competition.
Also, the NC Forestry Service will be landing there helicopter for display.
Each year, the Southport Fire Department hosts this event in conjunction with the NC Fourth of July Festival.
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