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Fire Station Open Houses Are Oct. 9-13

Posted on Sep 19, 2017

Fire Department Offers a Week of Open Houses for Grownups & Kids

Washington Township Fire Department is celebrating National Fire Prevention Week with a full five days of open houses October 9-13.

Each open house takes place at a different station and features the distinctive apparatus and equipment located there. “Every station houses equipment that supports a different aspect of emergency response,” says Fire Chief Bill Gaul. “Residents will have the chance to see what each fire station is about and learn how the stations interrelate to provide comprehensive emergency response.”

All five open houses offer the chance to tour the station, see apparatus up close, and talk to firefighters about the department, home safety and fire prevention.

This year's Fire Prevention Week theme -- "Every Second Counts. Plan 2 Ways Out!" -- focuses on home fire escape plans, so there will be plenty of information on that topic, along with information about equipment – from the number of gallons a tanker holds (up to 750) to how much a ladder truck weights (72,000 pounds).

Kids can explore fire engines and medic units, try on firefighter gear, and see Sparky the fire dog who will visit each station. All five of the fire department's open houses include a popcorn machine, cookies and punch.

Fire Station Open Houses – Plan Your Visit

Open houses take place 5 to 7 pm October 9-13. Choose one open house to attend, or all five. Check here for nightly locations and a partial list of specialty equipment on display:

  • Monday at Station 41 – Offers the chance to see the full height of the township’s 105-foot tall ladder truck. Takes place at 163 Maple Ave.
  • Tuesday at Station 42 Features a fire engine, a medic unit and boat rescue equipment at 45 W. Whipp Rd.
  • Wednesday at Station 43 – Includes the training tower where firefighters practice scaling walls and fighting fires. Takes place at 10499 Dayton-Lebanon Pike.
  • Thursday at Station 44 Features the equipment used in hazardous materials incidents. Takes place at 6680 Centerville-Business Pkwy.
  • Friday at Station 45 – Spotlights heavy rescue equipment and activities that take place at the adjoining training center and fire headquarters. Takes place at 8328 McEwen Rd.

Don't Forget the Punchcards!

Hey Kids!  Do you want to get your own Jr. Firefighter T-shirt?  Come out to three or more station open houses and get your card punched.  You can find your card by clicking here, or pick one up in person at any fire station open house.

 

 

 

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