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Fire station open house offers safety and shock-free tips



Rory Steadman, 4, practicing unrolling a fire hose at the 5th annual Fire station open house she attended with her mother, Melissa. | Gina Halladay

“Keeping families safe is one of our main goals and educating them about fire hazards and safety is one of the reasons we host this open house every year,” said Lehi’s Fire Battalion Chief, Tim Robinson.  Demonstrations held on October 10 at the fire station open house showed families how to safely get out of their smoke-filled bedrooms, how to properly use a fire extinguisher, how fire hydrants and fire hoses work, and how not to get shocked by downed power lines or outlets.

“October is fire prevention month and each year we have about 600-800 people attend the open house,” Chief Robinson said.  “This is a great hands-on event where kids and families can see demos, ask questions, get safety tips and see what goes on in a fire station.”

“We have learned so much about fire safety and there are definitely things we need to go and implement in our home,” said Lehi resident, Alina Wilson.  “I brought my cub scouts to visit the fire station yesterday and found out about the open house. We are so glad we decided to come back as a family today.”

“We are going to go home and work on our fire plan to escape from our bedrooms,” said Rich Wilson, Alina’s husband. “It was worth taking the time to come to the open house. We will be back next year.”

“This is my first year coming,” said Melissa Steadman who brought her four-year-old daughter, Rory.  “The event was very informative and even though my daughter is only four, I think she learned some safety lessons. Her favorite part was learning about how not to get shocked by a power line.”

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