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Parents and children watched as Northville firefighters demonstrated putting out the flames of a small-scale house.
Photo by NCFD photographer Matt Zmuda

Parents and children watched as Northville firefighters demonstrated putting out the flames of a small-scale house.

Firefighter/EMT Adam Papacs assists Luke Gorman in operating a hose to knock out the painted flames of a house in a kid-friendly demonstration.
Photo by Liz Cezat

Firefighter/EMT Adam Papacs assists Luke Gorman in operating a hose to knock out the painted flames of a house in a kid-friendly demonstration.
Fire Department hosts Open House during Fire Prevention Week

More than 1,100 people visited the City of Northville Fire Department Station #1 Open House Oct. 9-13, during national Fire Prevention Week, which was sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

The theme, “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” was conveyed through exhibits and demos at the fire house and at a City-wide, self-conducted fire and safety drill on Oct. 11, which began at 6 p.m. when a blast from the outdoor warning siren alerted residents to begin practicing their exit plans at home. After the drill, residents were invited to bring their plans to the fire station for review.

A home escape plan includes working smoke alarms on every level of the home, in every bedroom, and near all sleeping areas. It also includes two ways out of every room, usually a door and a window, with a clear path to an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole, or mailbox) that’s a safe distance from the home.

Drill participants also could submit their children’s names to have “Lunch with the Firefighters” on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Fire Station #1 on Main Street. Winners of the drawing are Reid Woloszyn-OLV, Ava Dabaja- Moraine, Aidan Stover-Amerman, and Andrew Crain-Amerman. They will be picked up from school in a fire truck and driven to the fire station. It will likely be an incredible childhood experience.

Click here to print out materials to help you develop a home escape plan.

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