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FREE Fire Open House - Sunday, Oct. 6th


FREE Fire Open House

Sunday, October 6, 2019

2 PM - 4 PM

Clayton Fire Station #1

Sit behind the wheel of one of our shiny red fire trucks! Meet our first responders! Enjoy some Carolina Packers Brightleaf hotdogs, chili and drinks! Get inside the Archer Lodge Smoke House and have your children experience a "house fire" so they know how to stay calm and escape. Meet Sparky, the Fire Safety Dog! 

Families can do all that AND MORE at the Clayton Fire Department Open House on Sunday, October 6, 2019! From 1-4 p.m., visitors can join us at Fire Station One at 325 West Horne Street as local public safety personnel show off all of the amazing equipment they use to respond to emergencies. It is a chance for the community, young and old alike, to learn about their local fire department and all of Clayton's first responders.

And it's not just the Fire Department! Members of the Clayton Police Department, Johnston County EMS, and North Carolina Forest Service, all give visitors a glimpse into how they help respond to emergencies as well. One of our trained Clayton Police officers will be doing child safety seat checks to make sure your car seat is secured properly! A huge percentage are NOT installed correctly! 

The open house coincides with Fire Prevention Month, which is recognized every October by fire departments across the country. It was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, that tragic blaze in 1871 that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. For more than a century since, firefighters have been working to help educate the public on preventing such tragedies.

Clayton firefighters make public education one of their top priorities. All year long they visit schools, day cares, churches and other organizations to inform the public on fire safety and prevention. 

The theme this year is "Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape!" If you and your family awoke to the smoke alarm sounding in the middle of the night, what would you do next? If you’re not sure, it’s time to make a home escape plan with all members of your household. 

For more information on Fire Prevention please head to http://www.nfpa.org.


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