Fire Department Open Houses

Fire Department Open Houses
Posted on 08/04/2020

Behind the Scenes for Fire Prevention Week

The Washington Township Fire Department is taking residents behind the scenes for virtual tours of our five fire stations during National Fire Prevention week, October 5-9.

Videos from a different fire station will be posted each day and will feature the distinctive apparatus and equipment located at each station. Virtual tours and live action videos will run the gamut -- from climbing the 105-foot ladder truck at Station 41 to extinguishing a real fire at the training tower. “Even though we’re not able to have traditional open houses this fall, we have come up with some creative ways to engage and educate the community throughout Fire Prevention Week,” says Fire Chief Scott Kujawa. “We encourage families to participate by watching the videos together and to learn about home safety and fire prevention in this fun and entertaining way.” Each night offers a different activity and tour for families, so check this page nightly to see what’s new. 

Join Us Here for Nightly Activities

October 5-9

As daily tours and activities become available October 5-9, videos can be accessed through the links posted below. Links also will be posted on the Washington Township Fire Department Facebook page and the Washington Township YouTube channel.

Monday – See the township’s ladder truck extend to its full 105-foot height, and take a virtual tour of Station 41.

Tuesday – Learn how to safely extinguish a grease fire, explore Station 42, and virtually climb aboard a fire engine and medic unit.

Wednesday – Watch as firefighters practice fighting fires at the training tower, conduct low visibility searches, and practice pumping sprinkler systems at Station 43.

Thursday Tune in for a live video of firefighters wearing their full gear and virtually explore Station 44.

Friday – Take a live tour of a medic apparatus, check out the inside of Station 45, learn about grilling safety and witness a simulated water rescue with the department’s new boat.

Download and print Sparky then cut and color and share on social media what your family has learned during Fire Prevention week! Make sure to tag the Washington Township Fire Department so we can share your pictures. 

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