The Battle Creek Fire Department this year invites everyone to its fifth annual open house, set for 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12.
All are invited this year to Station 5, at 1170 W. Michigan Ave. in Urbandale, for hot dogs, games, station tours, fire equipment displays, and prize drawings. The grand prize will be a fire truck ride to or from school. Students must be age 12 or younger, be present to win, be in the Battle Creek or Lakeview districts, and have a parent or guardian available to accompany them on the ride.
Please note that, due to limited parking around Station 5, visitors can park at the Chemical Bank at West Michigan Avenue and Bedford Road, and take a shuttle to the station. It will leave approximately every 10 minutes, or as needed during the open house.
The event will cap Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12, the national campaign held each year in October. This year’s theme is “Not every hero wears a cape. PLAN and PRACTICE your ESCAPE!”
The community also is invited to the annual Battle Creek area fire prevention open house, set to take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at Bailey Park, 1392 Capital Ave. NE. Another free, family event, the city’s team and other area fire departments will display their vehicles, educational information, and more.
In addition, city fire crews will visit Battle Creek and Lakeview kindergarten classes next week to educate students, and help them feel comfortable with firefighters, especially when in full gear. Please ask your kindergartners about these visits!
We hope you will join us for these activities and meet our great Fire Department team!