TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WAWV/WTWO) – Safety and fire officials prepare for 4th annual “Guns vs. Hoses” Demolition Derby.

The derby is one of the major kick offs to the Vigo County Fair each year.

Saturday May 21st 8 police and fire departments gathered at Lambert’s Towing to draw cars for this year’s race. Lamberts towing is 1 of the 6 sponsors for the derby.

Vigo County Sheriff, Terre Haute PD, Indiana State Police, West Terre Haute PD, Sugar Creek Fire, Terre Haute Fire, Shepardsville Fire, and Otter Creek Fire, are among the 8 in the derby.

Representative for the State Police Department Sargent Matt Ames said the derby is a fun way to raise money for local charities.

“It’s just a good time to get state, county, Terre Haute, and West Terre haute police and fire departments together outside of working together on the scene,” Ames said. “We come together as friends and compete for charities.”

The Demolition Derby will be July 11th at 7 pm at the Vigo County Fairgrounds.