Each year, the National Fire Protection Association picks a new theme for Fire Prevention Week in October, and this year it's smoke alarms. Many of the Fire Departments in Ozaukee are hosting events this Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th, to get the message out to people in the community.
Open House is on Saturday at the Belgium Fire Department, and runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature the TMJ4 Stormchaser Vehicle, fire truck rides, an extrication demo, Flight for Life, refreshments, raffles, and handouts.
The Port Washington Fire Department will host an Open House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a Pancake/Egg Breakfast from 9 to noon on Sunday. The breakfast is $7/person, and children 5 and under are free. Equipment demonstrations, fire engine rides, blood pressure checks, hands-only CPR training, and the chance to see downtown Port from the ladder truck, if you're brave enough, will all be a part of the event.
The Waubeka Fire Department's Open House goes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, and features hands-on fire extinguisher training, exciting fire and rescue demos, a scavenger hunt for kids, door prizes, refreshments, Flash the Fire Dog, and the chance to win a 50" LED TV.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, the Grafton Fire Department will hold their Open House. Kids can stop in for a wooden nickle, and get their chance to win a ride to school in a fire truck! Visitors will find live stove fires, jaws of life demos, and sprinkler demos, along with Jer Bear the Clown, the Grafton Police Squad, the Grafton Fire Bell Club, and the Home Depot DIY Project.