Thursday, October 16, 2014

Auburn Fire Rescue Department's Annual Open House


The Auburn Fire Rescue Department will hold its annual fire prevention open house on Saturday October 25th from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.  Fire Prevention Week this year is October 5th -11th and members of the Auburn Fire Rescue Department spent the week in some of the schools teaching children the importance of fire safety in the home and important skills including stop, drop and roll, and how to plan an escape route from their home.  More fire safety programs are scheduled at the schools and other public events throughout October.

This year’s open house will be held at Auburn Fire Headquarters located at 47 Auburn Street, Auburn, MA 01501.  Children and adults can participate in various activities including a tour of the Fire Districts smoke house, learning the proper use of a fire extinguisher, dressing up like a firefighter, and operating a fire hose line.  Informational material on fire safety will also be available. 

Lieutenant Shawn Steele who heads the department’s fire prevention programs is looking forward to the event being a huge success. “We enjoy teaching fire safety through positive interactions with both children and adults" Lieutenant Steele said.  The open house is sponsored through a state grant for fire education. In addition, both Papa Gino’s Pizza and the Auburn Permanent Firefighters Local 4157 donate the food and refreshments for the event each year.

Asst. Chief Glenn Johnson