The Bradley Fire Department enjoys taking part in several special events throughout the year. The biggest event that the fire department holds is the annual firefighter’s fish fry. The fish fry has been annual event for the last 25 years.
The event takes place in June every year, and has activities for kids on Saturday afternoon along with a newly started firefighters’ barbecue competition. The proceeds from each year’s event go toward special needs of the fire department.
In past years the fire department has purchased bunker gear, air packs, and a rescue boat to name a few.
During the holiday season, the Bradley Fire and Police Departments get involved with needy children. A class from Bradley West goes shopping with a firefighter or cop. Toys are bought during this event and are then given to needy children in the local area.
The department also does an angel tree where gift ideas for specific children are placed on angel tags on the fire department’s Christmas tree. Members of the department then buy gifts for these children. The motto that is heard most during this time is “every child deserves a good Christmas.”
Mass Casualty Event
BFD participates in the biannual mass casualty event in which both area hospitals and many local and non-local fire and EMS departments stage a mass casualty accident, then practice handling these events.