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Families Enjoy Montgomery Fire Department Open House on Saturday

Hundreds turned out for this year's open house, at the Montgomery and Countryside Fire Station on Railroad Street, and helped raise money for breast cancer awareness.

It was perfect weather Saturday for the Montgomery and Countryside Fire Protection District's annual open house, and families from Montgomery and beyond took advantage of it.

Hundreds trekked down to the department's station on Railroad Street for some free food (cooked up by firefighters) and tours of the facility. Kids got the chance to sit in a fire truck, aim a fire hose, and play in an inflatable bounce house.

But it wasn't all fun and games: firefighters were there to give tips on fire safety, and the Sandwich Fire Department brought down their mobile safety trailer, also known as a "smoke house." The trailer, mocked up inside to resemble a house, is equipped with a smoke generator, to simulate fire conditions. Kids learned not to leave a room if the door is hot, and to kneel down and crawl to escape smoke.

If you missed Saturday's open house, check out our video.

Greg Nelson October 11, 2011 at 03:06 PM
Many thanks to the Fire District for the great day! The weather was perfect and the kids had a blast. This is one of the many reasons why Montgomery is what it is!

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