Area fire departments announce open houses during Fire Prevention Month

Three area fire departments are holding open houses on Saturday October 20.

Pierceton Fire Rescue will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. boasting numerous activities for families and dinner provided. They’ll have the smokehouse on site, CPR practice, and teach attendees how to make a first aid kit and use a fire extinguisher. There will be giveaways and everyone can sign up for free smoke alarm installations with 10-year batteries.

The Winona Lake Fire Department will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to show the public what their volunteer team is all about. Activities being offered include a Jaws demostration, which shows how they extract people who are trapped in a vehicle after a crash. They will also have fire safety information, CPR practice, and an exhibit with current and past fire gear. Lunch is provided as part of the open house.

On the same day, Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory is holding the open house for their new station on County Road 200 South. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a dedication for Fire Station 3.

Parking will be limited so attendees are advised to park at the Warsaw Community Church and a shuttle will take people to the station.

All three events are taking place in National Fire Prevention Month, which takes place each October.

The Etna Green Fire Department is also holding an event on October 20– it is their last chicken and fish fry of the year. They have all-you-can-eat or take home options, as well as a carry-out drive thru service.