All fire stations in Arlington County will host an Open House for Fire Prevention Week 2012 on Saturday, October 13, 2012. The Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department, located at the historic fire station (3900 Lee Highway) will host a variety of activities during our Open House from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. During the Open House, you will have the opportunity to interact with your volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians, observe demonstrations of firefighter skills such as rapidly donning firefighting gear and self-contained breathing apparatus, learn about the fire apparatus and firefighting tools, and even climb inside a real fire engine! You can tour our historic fire station. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to learn valuable fire prevention tips and how to plan and practice escape from a home in case a fire occurs.
As always, we’ll have a moon bounce and food. You can build your own fire station, firefighter badges and Dalmations in the arts and crafts area.
Fire Prevention Week is actively supported by fire departments across the country. For 88 years fire departments have observed Fire Prevention Week, making it the longest running public health and safety observance on record.
The new fire station will also host an Open House at during the same hours. Please stop by and take a tour of the new station too.
Please come out, bring the kids and learn more about fire safety! For more information on Fire Prevention Week 2012, please contact the Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department by filling out the contact form found here: