Fire department open house will feature safety tips and funOpen house will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
By: Emily Zimmer, Rosemount Town Pages
Big trucks, a helicopter, exploding air bags: what else could you need to make a Sunday afternoon awesome?
The Rosemount Fire Department will host its annual open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at Fire Station No. 2 off of Connemara Trail.
Fire chief Scott Aker said the event is an opportunity to provide an afternoon of fun and fire prevention education. The event will feature the department’s smoke house, a fire extinguisher simulation, bounce houses and an extrication among other activities.
The department has hosted its annual open house for more than 30 years. Aker said most of the department shows up for the event because it’s fun for the firefighters, too.
“They welcome a chance to interact with residents,” said Aker.
The department hosts its open house the Sunday of National Fire Prevention Week, which is Oct. 7 – Oct. 13. This year’s theme is “Have 2 Ways Out.”
The theme focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice. According to the National Fire Prevention Association website it is important to have a home fire escape plan that gets your family out fast, including a second route out in case the path is blocked by smoke or flames.
For more information including safety tips and kid activities visit www.fpw.org.