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It’s National Fire Prevention Week and across the country fire stations are opening their doors to let families see their equipment and learn about fire safety. Let your littles see their favorite trucks and learn how to be safe in case of an emergency at these fire station events around town.
Check out this Fire Safety in Your New Home: Safety Checklist For the Family featuring printable activity pages and helpful hacks for home, then head to a local event.
Saturday, October 13 / 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
@ Livonia Fire Station No. 3
Mark your calendars for the Livonia Fire & Rescue Fall Open House on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place at Fire Station #3, 35000 Seven Mile Road at Bicentennial Park. Join your Livonia firefighters for games, fun with water hoses, cooking demonstrations, fire safety information, fire truck tours and much more!
Saturday, October 13 / 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
@ Canton Fire Station #1
This year’s open house will include vehicle displays, kids fire safety scavenger hunt, fire safety table, fire safety smoke house, and a vehicle extraction demonstration at 11:30 AM. Home Depot will also be on site providing kids crafts.
Saturday, October 13 / 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
@ Dearborn Fire Station No. 2
As part of Fire Prevention Week, the Dearborn Fire Department is hosting its annual Fire Open House on Saturday, Oct. 13 from noon to 2 p.m. with plenty of family fun activities and important fire safety information.
Saturday, October 13 / 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
@ Monroe Fire Station No. 1
The City of Monroe Fire Department is hosting its annual Fall Open House for National Fire Prevention Week. Special activities will be particularly geared towards family participation, including an inflatable bouncer, trying on fire fighter gear, putting out a ‘fire’ with the hose, practicing with a fire extinguisher simulator, and special give-aways for children. Other activities include station tours and photo ops. Staff will be on hand to discuss issues of fire safety, demonstrate equipment use, etc. New this year: a Coloring Contest for children 6th grade and under. Grand prize winner is a bicycle donated by Jack’s Bicycles in Downtown Monroe, Michigan. Awards for second and third prize as well.
Saturday, October 13 / 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
@ Adams Fire House
Meet your firefighters at the Birmingham Fire Dept. Open House event include safety tips and culminates Fire Prevention Week that runs from Oct. 7-13. Attendees will enjoy live vehicle extrication demonstrations, bounce houses, a smoke house and more! Firefighters will be serving their famous fire house chili, along with fresh cider and donuts. Brand new this year Beaumont Hospital will pass out informational pamphlets and answer questions about stroke and stroke prevention. Also new this year, children will enjoy having their faces painted throughout the event. Both young and old will enjoy operating a fire hose.
Sunday, October 14 / 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
@ Lake Orion Fire Station No. 1
Please join us for the Grand Opening and Open House of the newly renovated Fire Station No. 1 in Downtown Lake Orion. We’ll have a ton of activities for the kids and even for the adults. Tour the new station and climb aboard our fire engines. You’ll even be able to operate our 100-foot ladder truck. Drop by for some cider and donuts and take a selfie with Sparkie the Fire Dog.
Sunday, October 14 / 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
@ Northville Township Fire Department
Free community event for the whole family! Tour the fire station and check out the equipment. There will be fire truck tours & giveaways, demonstrations, smoke house practice training, fire safety tips and more!
Sunday, October 14 / 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
@ Royal Oak Fire Department
Come hang out and see the firefighters in action at the Royal Oak Fire Department Open House. There will be multiple demonstrations including a car extrication, stove top fire, technical rescue and ladder trucks. Meet Sparky the Fire Dog, spray water using the same hose the firefighters use, enjoy donuts and cider and sit in the firetrucks.
Sunday, October 14 / 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
@ Milford Fire Station
Meet firefighters and see how they use their equipment.
Sunday, October 14 / 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
@ Clawson Fire Department
The Fire Department will be visiting local schools during Fire Prevention Week (Oct 7-13) to share how this year’s theme, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire–and how to escape safely in the event of one. All residents are welcome to stop by the open house and talk to the firefighters, as well as see the demonstrations.
Sunday, October 14 / 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
@ Chelsea Area Fire Department
Please visit for a fun filled day of, fire station and truck tours, bounce houses, vehicle extrication display, live smoke trailer, face painting, petting zoo, balloon shapes, free snacks and more!
Did You Know? The Michigan Firehouse Museum is open EVERY Sunday!
Sundays / 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
110 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197
The Michigan Firehouse Museum and Education Center’s mission is to enhance the appreciation of firefighting history through engaging and informative exhibits, as well as teaching and promoting fire safety and prevention. Encompassing over 26,000 square feet, the Museum is an educational treasure trove that includes an original 1898 firehouse and modern, multilevel exhibit display area. Walking through the restored firehouse, visitors can view a fire engine steamer replete with horses, ready to go on their way to a fire. The large, modern addition offers 25 changing exhibits of antique fire trucks and early fire rigs, multiple displays of historic artifacts including tools, equipment, memorabilia and the largest collection of fire truck bells in the country.
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Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..