Last night The Wife and I took The Rooster down to Apple Valley Fire Station #2 to check out their open house which coincides with National Fire Prevention Week. Something we never attended before we figured it would be a fun thing to get out and do on a rainy October evening and it would definitely be something The Rooster would really enjoy.
On site they had Lakeville’s Fire Saftey House (which we did not tour), a large inflatable bouncy room, free Culver’s ice cream, an ambulance, a fire truck, tons of gear, lots of freebies including ashtrays, balloons, plastic helmets for the kids, etc. They let the kids sit in the truck, wear mock firefighter gear, and had a game outside where you used a hose to shoot water through a hole in a piece of plywood.
While we were only there about 20 minutes and got to see everything there was to see, The Rooster had an absolute blast running around dragging me from item to item with a balloon in tow and much finger pointing going on. If this is something you and/or your family would be interested in here are some of the other things you can do locally during National Fire Prevention Week:
|Apple Valley||Fire Station #3||10/13/2011||6:00 PM – 9:00 PM||More Info|
|Burnsville||Fire Station #1||10/13/2011||5:30 PM – 8:30 PM||More Info|
|Eagan||Fire Station #2||10/15/2011||11:00 AM – 3:00 PM||More Info|
|Farmington||Fire Station #2||10/13/2011||6:00 PM – 10:00 PM||More Info|
|Rosemount||Fire Station #1||10/16/2011||11:00 AM – 2:00 PM||More Info|
* – Lakeville, Hastings, Savage held open houses earlier this month
Have you been to your city’s fire department open house? What do you like best about them? Have you ever purchased anything at the events to help provide them with additional funds to better serve you and your city? Are you planning on going now that you’ve seen what fun they can be? Whatever you have to say about National Fire Prevention Week open houses around the South Metro go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts.