Friday, October 25, 2013

Orland Fire Protection District Open House Saturday Oct. 26

Bookmark and Share

Orland Fire Protection District Open House Saturday Oct. 26

The Orland Fire Protection District will host its annual Open House this Saturday, October 26, from 10 am until 1 pm at the Fire District's Training Center, 10728 W. 163rd Place in Orland Park.

The event features a wide range of activities for children and families to raise awareness of fire prevention and public safety. Representatives of various groups including the Senior Advisory Council (SAC) will also be present to provide more information about members to interested seniors. And, firefighters will provide live demonstrations of how they fight fires, and also showcase the popular Fire Booths in which the importance of sprinklers is demonstrated during live managed fires.

"This is a popular event and we always attract hundreds of people in attendance," said Fire Chief Ken Brucki.

"The demonstrations are very educational and if you haven't seen one you are missing out. The firefighters fight fires that we manage to demonstrate the dangers and educate the public about safety techniques and practices to make their homes safer."

Brucki said the public will be able to inspect actual fire equipment up close, something that is also very popular with the children.

The Fire District is also hosting an essay contest for school children. Essays have been submitted through participating schools and the winners will also be announced during the open house.