Meet Troy Firefighters, Learn Fire Safety at Annual Open House
Visit any of Troy's six fire stations between 1 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 to meet firefighters and learn hands-on about fire safety.
The following information was provided by the City of Troy.
Meet your local volunteer firefighters at the annual Troy Fire Department Open House on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 1- 4 p.m. The department will host open houses at all six fire stations (see below). These dedicated individuals train extensively to provide Troy with emergency fire protection and rescue services.
“This annual event has become a wonderful tradition in Troy,” Fire Chief Bill Nelson said. “This year’s fire prevention week theme is 'Have Two Ways Out,' and these Open Houses teach fire safety in a fun, relaxed way. This also is a chance to meet our amazing volunteer firefighters and see first-hand the pride they take in the work they do.”
Firefighters will be on hand to discuss the theme and to provide information about how a resident or business person can best accomplish this goal of protecting your family from fire.
“The goal of the annual Fire Open House is to educate families on ways they can protect themselves from fire," Nelson said. "The best way to ensure the Fire Department does not need to respond to your home is to prevent a fire from occurring."
There will also be several activities and demonstrations to educate and entertain all who attend. Visitors can enjoy:
- “stop, drop and roll” demonstrations
- ladder truck rides (Station 1,2,3)
- E.D.I.T.H. practice in the Fire Safety House at Station 2
- handling fire hoses
- vehicle extrication
- fire extinguisher training - how they work and how to use them in your home.
Sparky the Fire Dog will make appearances at Station 1 at 1 p.m., Station 3 at 2 p.m. and Station 4 at 3 p.m. The Antique Fire Truck will be on display at Station 6 at 1 p.m., Station 2 at 2 p.m., and Station 5 at 3 p.m. Alliance Mobile Health will be at all six stations and families can interact with the paramedics.
On display at Fire Station 6 is a piece of the World Trade Center as well as a display from the Oakland County Haz-Mat Unit.
Refreshments and drawings for prizes are also available at each Fire Station.
“The Fire Open House is always a great activity for our troy families. The kids love climbing on the trucks and trying on the fire gear,” Community Affairs Director Cindy Stewart said. “It’s a fabulous way to educate everyone about fire safety, escape plans for families, and also gives citizens a chance to meet our dedicated volunteer firefighters.
Fire Station Locations:
*(limited parking at Station 6 – additional parking with free shuttle service available at Hamilton Elementary School on Northfield Parkway.)
For more information about the Open House, call 248-524-3419.