Huntington Beach Fire Department to hold open house

October 11, 2017 by  

This week is National Fire Prevention Week 2017, and in honor of the occasion, the Huntington Beach Fire Department is holding an open house.

All the activities are taking place at Fire Station 1, at 18311 Gothard Street, between Ellis and Talbert, in Huntington Beach.

Each year, National Fire Prevention Week has a theme; for 2017, it is ‘Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!’ reflecting the need for people to know how to escape from their homes in case of a fire.

The Huntington Beach firefighters plan two demonstrations, including live fire scenarios, and how they extract people from vehicles. Visitors will also learn safety tips, be able to take a tour of the fire station, and meet the community’s firefighters. Fire engines will also be on view, and Sparky the Fire Dog will be there as well.

In addition to the demonstrations and viewing the equipment, the Fire Management Association and the Huntington Beach Fire Association will provide free refreshments.

The open house is scheduled for this Saturday, October 14, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The demonstrations are slated for 11:00 am and again at 1:00 pm, and the two will be identical. There is handicap parking available at the station.

Events like this can be even more informative if organizers work with flyer printing companies on a handout for attendees, incorporating tips for home safety.