Fourth annual Fire Truck Pull and Health & Safety Fair to benefit Trauma Intervention Program of Western North Carolina

Press release from Trauma Intervention Program of Western North Carolina:

The Fourth Annual Fire Truck Pull and Health & Safety Fair, co-sponsored by Asheville Fire Department and Asheville Police Department, is a family-friendly fundraiser to benefit Trauma Intervention Program of Western North Carolina (TIP) to be held Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Tanger Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC.

What is a fire truck pull? Exactly what it sounds like! Teams of up to twelve people compete for the fastest time pulling a fully-loaded fire truck 100 feet. Local police and fire personnel will be competing against teams from local businesses and gyms. Anyone can compete! The event will also feature a health and safety fair with educational demonstrations, vendors, music, games, raffle, and more.

TIP is a nonprofit organization that works with local public safety officials in Buncombe and Henderson counties to provide emotional and practical support of citizens experiencing trauma. Trained community volunteers are called by emergency personnel to provide support to those who have been affected by sudden tragedy, including scenes where there has been an overdose, a suicide, a fatal car accident, or a homicide or other sudden loss. TIP volunteers are available 365 days per year, 24 hours a day and can be called by any first responder with 48 agencies in the two counties.

TIP is well-known and respected by first responders in Western North Carolina. Asheville Police Chief Mike Lamb has said, “

To sponsor, enter a team, donate, sign up at or by calling (828) 513-0498.

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