Turlock Fire Station 1 held an open house event on Sunday for the community as a way to kickoff National Fire Prevention Week, October 3rd through the 9th.
People from the community got a chance to learn about fire extinguisher use, car seat safety, fire prevention and other safety tips.
While education and the promotion of safety were the focal points of the event, people had a great time watching and participating in demonstrations and simulations. Children especially seemed to have a fun time participating in the demonstrations while also getting free plastic firefighter helmets and other items to take home.
Fire Station 1 is also the home of the Fire Department Museum where visitors were able to look at old fire engines, gear, and pictures while getting a tour of the fire station.
The community was given many photo opportunities including getting in a fire truck.
The hundreds that attended throughout the day enjoyed the sounds of the Turlock Police Fire Pipe and Drum band while Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 provided hot dogs and drinks.
“We strive to prevent harm and destruction, be a partner and a resource, have compassion and be safe.” – Turlock City Fire.