Close to 90,000 lights will be used to decorate one of their ladder trucks for its holiday tour through the neighborhood, reports WHAS 11 ABC.
Due to COVID-19, Santa will stay on the fire truck the entire time. While the fire department is looking forward to spreading holiday cheer, their thoughts are also with one of their own. Fire Chief Rob Orkies is in the hospital, fighting for his life with COVID-19 and late stage cancer of the neck. The chief’s been Santa’s biggest helper since the truck’s decorations went up 23 years ago. This year, it’ll be decked out in the chief’s favorite colors, red and white, which happen to be the colors representing his cancer battle.