Sep 29, 2013

Fire Department Open Houses - Fire Prevention Week

Metro Detroit Fire Department Open Houses

October 5th

“Welcome all” Waterford Regional Fire Department is holding its annual Fire Prevention week Open House.
Date: Saturday, October 5th, 2013 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Location: Fire Department Headquarters, 2495 Crescent Lake Road in Waterford (Cross Streets Crescent Lake Rd. and Hatchery Rd.)

Special Events:
· Superior Ambulance Helicopter
· Children’s Hospital Panda1 Ambulance
· Fire Safety House
· Fire Prevention Education
· Face Painters
· Vehicle Extrication Demonstration
· Fire Truck Tours
· Station Tours and Lunch
“Our goal is not only to get people out to the station to meet the firefighters, but the reality is, we want to teach them to be fire safe”

October 6th

Commerce Fire Department Open House
Date: Sunday, October 6th, Noon — 3:00 PM.
Location: Ralph Richardson Community Senior Center — 1485 Oakley Park Road, Commerce Township, 48390 (across from Walled Lake Central). 

Parking in the High School Parking lot. Bring the whole family to meet the fire fighters, see our fire-fighting equipment, see demonstrations, and more!

Troy Fire Department Open House
Date: Sunday, October 6 from 1- 4 pm. 
Location: The department will host open houses at all six fire stations. 
Station #1: 1019 E. Big Beaver
Station #2: 5600 Livernois
Station #3: 2400 W. Big Beaver
Station #4: 2103 E. Maple
Station #5: 6399 John R
Station #6: 5901 Coolidge*

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 (Station 2); and at all stations visitors can handle fire hoses; watch vehicle extrication and fire extinguisher training - how they work and how to use them in your home. Sparky the Fire Dog will make appearances at Station 6 at 1 pm, Station 2 at 2 pm, and Station 5 at 3 pm, and the Antique Fire Truck will be on display at Station 4 at 1 pm, Station 1 at 2 pm and Station 5 at 3 pm. Alliance Mobile Health will be at Stations 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 where families can interact with the paramedics. At Fire Station 6 will be a display from the Oakland County Haz-Mat Unit and at Station 1 on display a piece of the World Trade Center.

The Troy Community Lions Club will be doing child eye screenings at Station 5.

Refreshments and drawings for prizes are also available at each Fire Station.

West Bloomfield Fire Dept. Open House
Date: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6th 12-3pm
Location: 5425 W.Maple Rd. (Next to Ealy Elementary)

Fire Safety Smoke House - Squirt a fire hose - Sit in a fire truck
Jaws of Life demo - Helicopter landing - Tour the fire house
911 phone simulator - 9/11 memorial - free flu shots
WBFD Hazmat & Technical rescue team demos and MORE!!
Lots of educational family fun with great photo opportunities.

Roseville Fire Department Open House
Date: Sunday, October 6th, 20 13 , 1pm to 4 pm  
Location: 18750 Common Rd.  

• Fire Engines and Ambulances 
• Fire Prevention Displays and Movies 
• U of M Helicopter 
• Smoke House 
• Spray A Real Fire Hose 

Center Line Department of Public Safety Open House
Date:  Sunday, October 6th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 7070 E. Ten Mile Rd. Center Line, MI 48015 

Some of the activities available are as follows:
Detroit Edison Demonstration
Tours of our Fire Engine, Ladder Truck, 
Universal Ambulance and the Michigan Life Flight Helicopter
Universal Old Ambulance Michigan helicopter
Pancakes & Sausage will be cooked by Center Line Volunteers (FREE of charge)
Raffle with assorted prizes.
Costco will be giving out a "bag of goodies" to those that sign up for a membership
Child Identification Kits will be available

Clinton Township Fire Department Open House
Date: Sunday, October 6, 2013 pre-event ceremony - 11:30 open house noon - 3pm
Location: Fire Headquarters, 42601 Romeo Plank Rd

The Clinton Township Department of Fire-Rescue-EMS will be commemorating Fire Prevention Week with their Annual Open House to be held on Sunday, October 6, 2013. The public event will be located at Fire Headquarters, 42601 Romeo Plank Rd., and will run from noon until 3 p.m. A pre-event ceremony, beginning at 11:30 a.m. will be held to distribute awards to selected elementary school students and to present citations to members of the community. Join the firefighters and staff for demonstrations, displays, and fun activities, including a trip through the smokehouse, a ride with Stan the Magical Fireman, face painting and the firefighters in action using the "Jaws of Life". As a service to the community, personnel will be on-hand to take complimentary blood pressure checks. Free parking, admission, and fire prevention material.

Sterling Heights Fire Department Open House at Station No. 4
Date: Sunday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: 12850 15 Mile Road, adjacent to Baumgartner Park and across from Sterling Heights High School
fire safety
Fire fighter clowns
Sparky the Firedog
spray water from a fire engine
“Jaws of Life” demonstration
view hazmat gear
talk with personnel from the Hazmat Team
watch a demonstration by the Macomb County Technical Rescue Team
watch an emergency medical demonstration
talk with fire inspectors about fire prevention
public tours of Fire Station No. 4

October 11th

Farmington Hills Fire Department Fire Prevention Open House 
Date: October 11 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Location:  Fire Headquarters located at 31455 W. 11 Mile Road (at Orchard Lake Road).

The free event will feature educational demonstrations from Farmington Hills Fire Fighters and fun activities for all ages. Participants can sit in a fire truck, learn about escape techniques in the Fire Safety House, dress up in fire fighter’s gear, and get their photo taken with Sparky the Fire Dog. Free hot dogs will be provided.

Information booths will feature displays from Botsford Hospital, the Farmington Hills Police Department, the City Clerk’s Office, and the Emergency Preparedness Commission.

For more information about the Fire Prevention Open House, call the Farmington Hills Fire Department at 248-871-2800.

Rochester Hills, Michigan Emergency Apparatus Display
Date: Friday, October 11, 2013 from 7p-9p
Location: Meijer Parking Lot (corner of Auburn Rd and Rochester Rd)

See numerous fire trucks, ambulances, rescue vehicles, demonstrations, a helicopter and more. Enjoy some cider and spend time with local firefighters.
October 12th

Birmingham Fire Department’s Annual Open House
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Adams Fire Station 572 South Adams

The hands-on event offers attendees an opportunity to operate a fire hose and learn about fire safety. Portable fire extinguisher and DTE Arcs and Sparks demonstrations also will take place during the open house. View an EMS and vehicle extrication display, along with HAZMAT apparatus and equipment. Enter a raffle and enjoy refreshments at this family-friendly event! For more information, contact the Birmingham Fire Department at 248-530-1900 or visit

Allen Park Fire Department Open House 
Date: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12.
Location:  6730 Roosevelt Rd. Allen Park

The event is open to anyone that wants to come by and meet the members of the department, or see any of the equipment.

Demonstrations and fire safety information will be provided along with photo opportunities with a fire truck, door prizes and refreshments.

Gibraltar Fire Department Annual Open House
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 
Location: fire station behind the City Municipal Building
29450 Munro Ave. Gibraltar

Canton Fire Department Open House 
Date: Saturday, October 12, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.,
Location: Fire Station #1, located at 1100 S. Canton Center Road.  

This year’s open house, being held in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week Oct 6-12, will include station tours, fire gear dress-up station, fire safety fun bags for kids, fire prevention handouts, hot dogs and popcorn.  The department’s Fire Safety House will also be open for kids to go through.
In addition to the Open House, the fire department will be doing fire safety talks at local elementary schools during the month of October.  Later in the year, the department will hold its Annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest (information to be sent out through the elementary schools). 
Contact the Fire Prevention Unit at 734/394-5456 for additional information.

North Oakland County Fire Authority - Fire Prevention 2013 Open HouseWHEN: Saturday October 12, 2013 1-4PM
WHERE: Station #3- 280 W. Rose Center Rd (corner of Milford Rd and W. Rose Center Rd)
Learn how to escape a fire, meet firefighters, see fire trucks, plus....

*Live vehicle extrication demonstration
*Live water shuttle and pumping demonstration
*Use a fire extinguisher and out a real fire
*Learn CPR
*Smoke house and fire sprinkler demonstration
*Kids craft table area
*Lots of interactive and education games and displays
*Pizza and beverages will be served
*Free fire prevention handouts and goodies for the kids

Addison Township Fire Department Open House
Date: October 12th 1 pm to 5 pm
Location: Station 1 - 4026 Forest St Leonard, MI 48367 ‎

DEARBORN HEIGHTS Fire Department’s Open House 
Date: October 12th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Location: 1999 N. Beech Daly Road.

fire prevention presentations
vehicle extrication 
fire rescue demonstration.
sign up for a residential fire inspection.
inflatable “smoke house,” 
kids’ spray house 
medical helicopter tour.
try on firefighter gear
enjoy cider and donuts donated by the Crestwood Honors Society
Urban search and rescue rope demo

October 13th

Rochester Hills, Michigan Fire Department Open House
Date: Sunday, October 13, 2013 from noon-3p
Locations:Rochester Hills Fire Station 1 (1111 Horizon Ct, Rochester Hills)
Rochester Hills Fire Station 2 (1251 E. Auburn, Rochester Hills)
Rochester Hills Fire Station 4 (2723 Walton, Rochester Hills)

Meet the firefighters, tour the station, see emergency vehicles and enjoy some cider and donuts.

Brighton Area Fire Authority open house. 
Date: October 13th 10 am to 3 pm
Location: Brighton Area Fire Authority 615 W. Grand River Ave., Brighton, Michigan 48116

Bring the kids (big or little) and interact with our staff, tour our station, tour department apparatus, vehicle extrication, kitchen fire demonstration and much much more.

Bloomfield Township Open House 
Date: Sunday, Oct. 13, Noon - 4 p.m.
Location: Township Civic Campus West off Telegraph, south of Long Lake

The Fire Department will set fire to a mock-up of a living room and to a pan of cooking oil on a kitchen stove to show how quickly fire spreads and how firefighters work to extinguish it. 
EMS personnel will extricate a dummy from a crashed car. 
A medical helicopter will touch down (weather permitting) to demonstrate how it can be a lifesaver in emergencies.
The Police Department will give rides in its patrol cars and stage K-9 demonstrations. 
There will also be a tour of the department, demonstration of “drunk goggles” with a golf cart, and, of course, the department’s walking tacos.  DPW Road
Division will give people rides in snow plow trucks and graders. 
The Engineering & Environmental Division will provide information on ways to live a greener lifestyle and protect the environment.
The Building Division will let builders of all ages try building a dog house. 
The Clerk’s Office will hold a Passport Fair to give visitors another opportunity to apply for a new passport or renew their old one. 
The Clerk’s Office also will register voters. 
Tours of the Senior Center will be offered throughout the afternoon.
In conjunction with the Open House, the Michigan Opera Theatre will perform “Little Red Riding Hood” at 2 p.m. at the Bloomfield Township Public Library, at
Lone Pine and Telegraph. (free event)
coffee, donuts, cider, candy, hot dogs, pizza and more

Livonia Fire & Rescue's annual Fire Prevention Week Open House 
October, 2013 at Fire Station #3, located on Seven Mile at Wayne Road.  Time and date to be determined.  Stay tuned.
There is plenty of fun and education for families on fire safety that is presented by Livonia Fire and Rescue. Kids can dress in firefighting gear, squirt a real fire hose, and practice fire safety with Livonia firefighters. 

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