Fire District 1 hosts Open House on Saturday

Fire District 1

Kids can spray water from a real fire hose, see what it’s like to sit in the driver’s seat of a fire engine and talk with firefighters about safety at Snohomish County Fire District 1’s Fire Prevention Month Open House on Saturday, Oct. 10.

The free open house will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fire District 1 Training Tower (near Mariner High School), 12425 Meridian Ave. S, Everett.

Children can take a Fire Safety Adventure — collecting stamps on a game card for each open house activity. Each child who completes all items on the card will receive a fire safety prize.

The focus will be on this year’s Fire Prevention Month theme: “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm.”

“In a fire, seconds count,” said Fire Chief Ed Widdis. “Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out.”

Fire District 1 offers these smoke alarm safety tips:

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
  • Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly.
  • Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it.

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