Fire Department hosting events to teach folks how to stay safe and prevent fires

As part of National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12, the Fire Department is participating in several events to teach people how to keep safe. The events are an opportunity for families and kids to get an up-close look at fire trucks, practice putting out a fire and learn about the importance of by having smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers in your home. 

Family Fire Safety Workshop
Saturday, Oct. 5
9 a.m. – noon
Home Depot (Quarry Shopping Center), 1520 New Brighton Blvd.

Fire education staff will be on hand to share information about CPR and home fire safety topics such as smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, safe escape ladders and fire extinguishers. Emergency vehicles—a fire truck, ambulance and police squad car will also be one display.  

3rd Ward Neighborhood Festival

Wednesday, Oct. 9

5:30 – 9 p.m.

Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power St.


Stop by for a networking extravaganza of City services and local businesses as well as free entertainment and food. 

Family Fun at the Fire Museum
Saturday, Oct. 12
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fire Museum, 664 22nd Ave. NE

There will be a wood workshop where kids can assemble a fire station or fire truck and adults will be able to try to extinguish a fire during fire extinguisher demonstrations. Participating in either of these activities will get you free admission to the Fire Museum that day and a free ride on an antique fire engine.


Pike Fraternity Fire Truck Pull

Sunday, Oct. 13

1 – 4 p.m.

200 Ontario St. SE


The Fire Department is partnering with Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity for its second annual fire truck pull. This is a fundraiser for HCMC Burn Unit.  Come out and see teams compete for prizes, or get a team together and try your hand at pulling a 25,000 pound fire truck. Registration and more information is available at:


Published Oct 2, 2013



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