The Burnsville Fire Department is opening its doors once again for its annual Fire Department Open House.
When: Thursday, Oct. 10
Time: 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Where: Fire Station No. 1, 911 140th Street West
Ages: All Ages
Parking: Kohl’s Parking Lot
Although both of the City’s Fire Stations welcome visitors year-round, the open house provides a unique opportunity for community members to learn more about the department and fire safety first hand.
This year’s open house will be held during National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12) and will focus on the theme “Prevent Kitchen Fires.” Firefighters will provide demonstrations and prevention tips related to the dangers of kitchen fires—most of which result from unattended cooking.
A number of other activities related to fire and medical emergencies will include:
- Tours of the fire station, fire engines and ambulances.
- Interactive demonstrations on using a fire extinguisher, giving compression-only CPR and kitchen safety.
- Activities for kids,such as trying on firefighter gear, learning how to dial 9-1-1 and walking through a Safety House to learn how to plan a fire escape. (Kids will also receive a free fire helmet!)
- A chance to meet the Fire Department chiefs, firefighter/paramedics and Sparky the Fire Dog.
The event is free and open to all ages. Last year’s open house drew more than 1,200 visitors.
~From the City of Burnsville