Fire Department hosts Open House during Fire Prevention Week
Photo by NCFD photographer Matt Zmuda
children watched as Northville firefighters demonstrated putting
out the flames of a small-scale house.
Photo by Liz Cezat
Firefighter/EMT Adam Papacs assists Luke Gorman in operating
a hose to knock out the painted flames of a house in a
More than 1,100 people visited the City of Northville Fire Department
Station #1 Open House Oct. 9-13, during national Fire Prevention Week,
which was sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
The theme, “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” was conveyed
through exhibits and demos at the fire house and at a City-wide,
self-conducted fire and safety drill on Oct. 11, which began at 6 p.m.
when a blast from the outdoor warning siren alerted residents to begin
practicing their exit plans at home. After the drill, residents were
invited to bring their plans to the fire station for review.
home escape plan includes working smoke alarms on every level of the
home, in every bedroom, and near all sleeping areas. It also includes
two ways out of every room, usually a door and a window, with a clear
path to an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole, or mailbox)
that’s a safe distance from the home.
Drill participants also
could submit their children’s names to have “Lunch with the
Firefighters” on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Fire Station #1 on Main Street.
Winners of the drawing are Reid Woloszyn-OLV, Ava Dabaja- Moraine, Aidan
Stover-Amerman, and Andrew Crain-Amerman. They will be picked up from
school in a fire truck and driven to the fire station. It will likely be
an incredible childhood experience.
to print out materials to help you develop a home escape plan.
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