The Battle Creek Fire Department this year invites everyone to its third annual open house, set for 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14.
All are invited this year to Station 3, 222 Cliff St., for hot dogs, games, station tours, fire equipment displays, and prize drawings. The grand prize will be a fire truck ride to or from school. Students must be age 12 or younger, be present to win, be in the Battle Creek or Lakeview districts, and have a parent or guardian available to accompany them on the ride.
The event will cap Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8-14, the national campaign held each year in October. This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”
The public also is invited to the annual Battle Creek area fire prevention open house, set to take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Bailey Park, 1392 Capital Ave. NE. Another free, family event, the city’s team and other area fire departments will display their vehicles, educational information, and more.
In addition, city fire crews will visit Battle Creek and Lakeview kindergarten classes next week to educate students about working with their families to plan escape routes from their homes, as well as demonstrate fire gear and equipment. The National Fire Protection Association states that seconds count, and can mean the difference between escaping safely from a fire, or facing tragedy.