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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Local Fire Stations Celebrate National Fire Prevention Week with Open Houses

The lovely and amazing Jessica McFadden of A Parent in Silver Spring had an article in the Washington Post this weekend about open houses at fire stations around the area. Jessica writes, "The activities vary from station to station. Handouts such as plastic fireman hats, hot dogs and popcorn, hugs from such costumed characters as Sparky the Fire Dog or Terry the Traumasaurus and a jump in a moon bounce are all common features at the open houses."

According to the article, here are the upcoming open houses at Prince George's County fire stations:

Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department Open House Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 6200 Belcrest Rd. 301-927-5770.

Morningside Volunteer Fire Department Open House & Recruitment Drive Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 6200 Suitland Rd. 301-736-4343.

Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department Annual Open House Oct. 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. Station 31, 4911 Prince Georges Ave. 301-883-7731.

But National Fire Prevention Week isn't just about letting your kids see a firetruck up close or getting to spray a fire hose: Don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and talk with your kids about what your family would do if there was a fire. Here are some good resources.

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