2018-10-11 / Front Page

Fire departments hold open houses this weekend


During last year’s open house, Lapeer Fire & Rescue Firefighter Seth Herbert shows a young girls how to operate a fire extinguisher. Lapeer Fire & Rescue will host an open house Sunday (Oct. 13) from noon to 3 p.m. During last year’s open house, Lapeer Fire & Rescue Firefighter Seth Herbert shows a young girls how to operate a fire extinguisher. Lapeer Fire & Rescue will host an open house Sunday (Oct. 13) from noon to 3 p.m. LAPEER COUNTY — This week (Oct. 7-13) is Fire Prevention Week in the United States. October is also National Fire Prevention Awareness Month — an opportunity local fire departments have taken to hold open houses and conduct community outreach to teach fire safety practices.

• Saturday, Oct. 13: The Dryden Township Fire Dept. is marking Fire Prevention Month with an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the fire house, 5532 Main St, Dryden.

Dryden firefighters will offer free flood pressure checks, rides in a fire truck and fire extinguisher training. A Jaws of Life demonstration will be offered and a tour of a fire training “smoke house” unit as well.


Young boys who dropped by last year’s open house in Lapeer with their father had fun with Sparky, the department’s remote-control vehicle used to engage young children about fire safety. 
Photos by Jeff Hogan Young boys who dropped by last year’s open house in Lapeer with their father had fun with Sparky, the department’s remote-control vehicle used to engage young children about fire safety. Photos by Jeff Hogan Free hot dogs, cider and doughnuts will be available for everyone who stops by.

• Saturday, Oct. 13: Metamora Fire & Rescue will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its fire house, 730 West Dryden Rd. Firefighters will offer fire truck rides and home firefighting training. There will be a bounce house and tours of the station.

Hot dogs, chips and water will be available for everyone who stops by.

• Sunday, Oct. 14: Lapeer Fire & Rescue from noon to 3 p.m. will host an open house at its fire hall, 2300 W. Genesee.

Visitors will be able to see fire trucks and equipment, talk with firefighters, tour the station, try on protective gear, visit with Sparky, and enjoy a free hot dog lunch. Personnel will also talk with visitors about ways to keep their home and business fire safe, explain the different types of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms, and provide information on a variety of fire safety topics.

• Sunday, Oct. 14: The Almont Ash Sifters will hold their annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the Almont Fire and Rescue fire house, 7487 Tubsprings Road, Almont. The Ash Sifters, along with the help of firefighters, will serve bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes and beverages.

The department will offering fire truck rides, tours of the fire hall and equipment demonstrations.

Area resident who qualify will be able to get free smoke detectors and have them installed by members of Almont Fire and Rescue.

Return to top

Copyright 2009-2018 The Lapeer Area View, All Rights Reserved

810-664-0811
Click here for digital edition
2018-10-11 digital edition