Weekly Oak Ridge Food Truck Rally Canceled

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (Aug. 11, 2022) – The City of Oak Ridge learned this afternoon the company organizing the weekly Oak Ridge Food Truck Rally has decided to cancel all future events. Though the first two weeks went well with a lot of interest and turnout, the vendor felt the City’s fire safety requirements were excessive.

The International Fire Code, as adopted by the City of Oak Ridge, is designed to prevent tragedies such as have occurred with these vehicles across the country.  Violations of these standards cannot be ignored as it puts the public’s safety at risk.

The City and Oak Ridge Fire Department worked with the food truck owners to provide inspections and allow them to participate in the event. Although three failures occurred the first week, during the second week of the event all 7 of the 7 food trucks passed inspections, proving the fire suppression requirements can be met.

For a food truck event to be successful, food truck fire safety measures must be met or everyone’s safety is at risk.

The City recognizes and understands the desire the community has for events like these and we look forward to being able to host more food truck events sometime in the future.

City of Oak Ridge Memo requiring the Inspections.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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