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Local Firefighters Seek Public's Help to Name Event

By Danielle Wilburn
By dwilburn@wbbjtv.com

WEST MADISON COUNTY -- We are only three weeks into spring, but Madison County firefighters want you to start thinking about the Fourth of July.

The department is planning a Fourth of July fireworks festival. They are doing all the work, but are having trouble coming up with a name.

The department is asking the public to help them pick a name through their Facebook page.

Firefighters hope that getting everyone involved will help decrease fires and injuries.

"There's roughly 17,000 fireworks related fires a year [so] we decided that we would come with a safe event that the public can attend and discourage the use of illegal consumer grade fireworks within Madison County, " said Madison County Fire Marshal Don Friddle.

The winner will receive the VIP treatment at this year's event, and will have all the bragging rights.