Laramie County Fire District #2 announces that they are hosting a free Open House on Saturday September 28th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM at their main Headquarters Station located at 5800 North College Drive.
The Open House is held in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Associations (NFPA) Fire Prevention week. NFPA has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week since 1922. According to the National Archives and Records Administration's Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. The President of the United States has signed a proclamation proclaiming a national observance during that week every year since 1925.
Lew Simpson, Public Information Officer for Fire District #2 said "Fire District #2 uses this opportunity to not only educate and inform the community about fire safety, but it gives the community a chance to come and meet the volunteer firefighters that devote so much of their time to serving and protecting them. Additionally the residents have a chance to view and inspect all the different fire and rescue equipment and tour the fire station."
This year there are several events planned to demonstrate various emergency services that Fire District #2 handles on a daily basis. There will be a live fire demonstration at 11:00 AM, the AirLife of Cheyenne helicopter will be landing and on display at 12 Noon followed by an auto extrication demonstration at 1:00 PM. The live fire and auto extrication demonstration will give the Fire District a chance to show off the newest piece of fire apparatus, a brand new 2013 Fire Engine.
Other events and activities will include a Bouncy Castle, Fire Hose Bowling, refreshments, prizes and fire prevention tips where people can learn about reflective address street signs and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Safe Kids of Wyoming will be in attendance as will an ambulance from American Medical Response.
Everyone in Laramie County is welcome to stop by the Open House, not just those that reside in District #2's area.
For further information about Laramie County Fire District #2, please go to our web site www.lcfd2.net or call 632-5400.