The Grand Island Fire Department continues its preparations for the throngs of people expected to attend the Nebraska State Fair this year with many firefighters getting acquainted with the fairgrounds.
Fire/Tech Division Chief Tim Heimer was touring the fairgrounds as well and he says it's important fire the department to have a presence in case of an emergency.
Heimer says, "We try to have a pretty strong presence out here. We start with the prevention part of it. If we can prevent anything from happening, that's better."
Heimer says personnel will be at the fairgrounds on and off throughout the fair.