A live burn demonstration at a previous Godfrey Fire Protection District open house. For the first time at Saturday's open house, the fire department will conduct a live burn demonstration using two rooms. Both rooms will be almost identical in size and contents, but one room will be protected by a residential sprinkler.
GODFREY — The Godfrey Fire Protection District will cap off Fire Prevention Week 2015 by hosting an open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Fire Station No. 2, 1712 W. Delmar Ave.
The station property will be full of displays and apparatus, so parking will be next door at the Godfrey Church of the Nazarene, 1800 W. Delmar.
There will be demonstrations and activities to include vehicle extrication, a live burn room, child safety seat inspections and a firefighter fashion show. Children who complete a specified list of activities will earn a real junior firefighter badge presented by the chief. Numerous community partners will also be there. Free food and drink will be provided including firefighter-made, smoked pulled pork sandwiches and kettle-cooked chips made on site. People of all ages are encouraged to visit and learn more about who we are and what we do.
For the first time, the fire department will conduct a live burn demonstration using two rooms. Both rooms will be almost identical in size and contents, but one room will be protected by a residential sprinkler.
“The public will be able to see the benefits of a residential sprinkler,” Fire Chief Erik Kambarian said. “In the future, residential sprinklers may be as common place as smoke alarms.”
The 2015 Fire Prevention Week theme is “Hear The Beep Where You Sleep.” The National Fire Protection Association and Godfrey Fire Protection District recommend installing smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement.
GFPD has provided links for children and adults to get involved and learn more about fire safety. Visit www.godfreyfire.com and click on the “information” tab. The department also has Facebook and Twitter pages.