Darien-Woodridge Fire Department Open House Today
The Darien-Woodridge Fire Department will be collecting donations for 'Operation Support Our Troops' at it annual open house on Saturday.
The Darien-Woodridge Fire District is hosting its annual Fire Prevention Week Open House on today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Open House will take place at its headquarters station at 7550 Lyman, in Darien. The theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week is “Have 2 Ways Out.”
The department's new 105-foot ladder truck and an ambulance will be available for people to see and sit in. Firefighter clothing also will be available to try on, so folks are encouraged to bring cameras to take pics. Also on display will be fire extinguishers, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as a display of things that were burned in actual fires.
Planned outside demonstrations throughout the event include an above ground rescue, proper use of a fire extinguisher, a demonstration of auto extrication tools, a response to a building on fire, and setting two “rooms” on fire to show the benefits of fire sprinklers in the home.
Adults can get their blood pressure taken. Kids will have games to play, make buttons to wear and will have the chance to slide down a real fire pole. Home Depot will have a small craft activity for the kids to build at home.
In addition to the Fire District, there will be displays from NICOR, Good Samaritan Hospital and the Darien Police Department. Operation Support Our Troops is also scheduled to be present, and the department will be collecting donations at the event.
Light refreshments will be available.
*The above was a media announcement from the Darien-Woodridge Fire Department.