GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - As artists and venues are gearing up for the fifth annual ArtPrize, so is the Grand Rapids Fire Department.
The event, which begins in about three weeks, brings a number of challenged for GRFD -- first and foremost, making sure the art and venues are safe for the public.
GRFD will be at the ArtPrize headquarters when packets are handed out Sept. 9. Firefighters will go over the basics of safety and answer questions.
"We'll present some of the material about some of the things we've run into in the past so they can ask any questions they want and we give them the general information, but also if they have any site specifics questions or art-related questions, they can come up afterwards so we can work with them," GRFD Fire Marshall Joe Durham said.
ArtPrize, the world's largest art competition, runs Sept. 18 through Oct. 6.
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