EASTON — Chief Justin Alexander and the Easton Fire Department would like to share additional details regarding the demonstrations, activities and community resources that will be available at the department’s upcoming fire safety open house.
Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Easton Fire Station 1, 48 Lothrop St.
During the event, guests will be able to enjoy live demonstrations and interactive activities. There will be several community organizations present, free giveaways of safety materials, and free pizza and other refreshments. Raffles and door prizes will be available, with all proceeds going to the Easton Food Pantry.
- 11:30 a.m. — Ladder climb demonstration
- Noon — Live extrication demonstration
- 1 p.m. — Live fire sprinkler demonstration
- Face painting
- Spray house
- Photo booth
- Plan Your Escape table: kids will receive a prize for bringing their completed home fire escape plan. Click here to download and print the document.
- Easton Food Pantry
- Easton Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
- Easton H.U.G.S (Help Us Get Safe)
- Easton Wings of Hope
- Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Emergency Communications Center (SEMRECC)
- Easton Municipal Building Committee
A therapy dog from Fire Responder Therapy Dogs will be at the event, as well as the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad.
All demonstrations and activities are free.
A number of raffle baskets from local businesses will be available for people to bid on. Local school students will also be able to enter a raffle to win a ride to school on a fire truck.
The open house is being hosted in celebration and recognition of the 100th year of Fire Prevention Week. Fire Prevention Week, recognized Oct. 9-15 this year, is organized by the National Fire Protection Association with the goal of educating the public about simple but important ways they can keep themselves and those they live with safe. This year’s theme is “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.” Read more about escape planning here.
An RSVP is encouraged for planning purposes, but not required. Those interested in attending can RSVP via Facebook by visiting the event page here.
Guests are able to park at Oliver Ames High School in the front or back parking lots, or at the Richardson Olmstead School.