Alpena Township Fire Department Open House
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:49:15 EDT
In preparation for Fire Prevention Week which takes place October 8th through the 14th, the Alpena Township Fire Department is once again hosting an open house at both their north and south stations this Saturday (10-7) from 11 a.m to 2 p.m.
Station 1, also known as the north station is located at 4385 US 23 North alongside the Alpena Township offices, and Station 2 is located at 2201 US-23 South between Subway and Taco Bell.
Attendees will learn about fire prevention, what fire firefighters do, talk with firefighters, and explore firefighting equipment and emergency medical equipment. In addition, there will be demonstrations of the smoke safety house and a bounce house for kids as well food and refreshments for everyone.
The event is free and open to the public.
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8th, but continued into and did most of its damage October 9th.