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Clovis Fire Department Open House is Your Passport To Safety
Emergency response calls keep each of the five Clovis fire stations busy throughout the week. From fires to vehicle accidents, most of us are familiar and may have even been the direct recipient of assistance from the brave men and women of the Clovis Fire Department. But there are simple steps you can take at home that can prevent and mitigate hazards before they become larger problems. From a family escape plan to proper chemical storage, these actions can be your passport to safety.
This year Clovis Fire Department will be opening the doors of Fire Station 1 (633 Pollasky) to the public on October 27th, 2012 from 10:00am – 2:00pm with activities focused on preparing your family to survive a fire and plan for other emergencies. In addition, you will get a behind the scenes tour of how your fire department responds to emergencies from basic bone breaks to complex hazardous materials spills.
Families attending the open house will have the opportunity to experience the science behind the Hazardous Materials Team and kids learn how to safely identify, store and avoid potentially dangerous household chemicals. Personnel will be on hand with activities that allow young people to put their five senses to work in identifying unknown (but safe) items just as the professional teams do when performing their analysis.
For those interested in becoming better prepared at home or volunteering with the Department, the Clovis Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be on site. CERT members will teach young and old alike how to properly use a fire extinguisher culminating with participants actually putting out a real fire.
Fire Department personnel will be guiding tours through a burn trailer that simulates what happens inside during a fire and steps you can take to safely survive. The Clovis Fire Department Hazard House will be on-site allowing younger kids the chance to see and correct household hazards at eye-level using a miniature home.
If you’ve never seen the inside of a fire station or sat in the cab of a fire truck, if there are questions that you’d like to ask a Clovis firefighter, then bring the whole family down to the annual Clovis Fire Department Open House. Guaranteed to be informative and a good time for all.