Families can see a dive tank demonstration, watch firefighters do a car extrication and get fire safety tips at Lake Zurich’s open house for Fire Prevention Week.
The department will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, October 6 at Fire Station #1, 321 S. Buesching Road.
Favorite exhibits from previous years will be returning, including Sparky the Dog, puppet shows, and rides on the antique fire truck. Bring your camera to capture some hometown memories!
The annual open house kicks off fire prevention week, a time to recognize the dangers that can occur in the places we feel the safest. According to the National Fire Protection Association, home fires killed more than 2,500 people in the United States in 2011.
Families who have planned and practiced a home fire escape plan are more prepared and are more likely to survive a fire. Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in home fires by 50 percent and automatic sprinkler systems cut the rise of dying in a home fire by about 80 percent.
For home safety tips you can use everyday, check the village’s website.
The village of Lake Zurich passed a proclamation recognizing Fire Prevention Week.