Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Northville, Plymouth departments marking Fire Prevention Week

Not Every Hero Wears A Cape, but firefighters throughout the area are often lifesavers. Fire department personnel will help local families learn about fire safety while enjoying several attractions during Fire Safety Open House events being hosted in both Plymouth and Northville.
Visitors at the Plymouth Township station can meet firefighters, see and touch the new township fire engine and ambulance, learn how to use a fire extinguisher, view fire safety demonstrations, spray fire hoses in the squirt house, see a motor vehicle accident with the Jaws of Life demonstration, and other attractions from 10 a.m. until noon this Saturday, Oct. 12.

Refreshments will be served and the Plymouth Township Charity Pumpkin Patch will be open.
The open house will take place at Fire Station #1, 9911 North Haggerty Road in Plymouth Township.
The local fire departments are teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)-the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years-to promote the annual Fire Prevention Week campaign,
“Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” is the theme this year. The campaign works to educate everyone about the small but important actions families can take to prevent fires and be safe in case a home fire occurs.
The City of Plymouth is offering free tours of the fire department through this Saturday, Oct. 12. Tours are now being scheduled for school groups, neighborhood groups and other organizations.
“Station tours are a great activity for both adults and children,” a spokesman noted.
Several interactive demonstrations will be on display and children and adults can participate in emergency scenarios and learn about household fire hazards.
To schedule a tour group in the City of Plymouth during Fire Prevention Week, contact the fire department at (734) 453-1234 extension 280 or via email at [].
The Northville City Fire Department will host a week-long open house at Fire Station #1, 215 W. Main, Northville from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. through tomorrow, Oct. 11.
During the event, children and their families can tour the Fire House, view a fire engine, and see demonstrations of simulated smoke and simulated fire.
 Educational information will be conveyed with materials and fun projects.
The Northville Township Fire Department Open House, also part of Fire Prevention Week,  took place Oct. 6.