Fire Department’s Annual Open House and Pancake Breakfast
10/10/15 9:00AM - 11:59AM
Fire personnel will fire up their grills on Saturday, Oct.10, as the Alhambra Fire Department invites the community to its Annual Fire Department Open House and Pancake Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon at the Department’s headquarters facility, 301 N. First St. The event is in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week.
Those who come to the morning event will have a first-hand opportunity to meet and thank the staff who helps keep the community safe throughout the year and enjoy a free breakfast with friends and neighbors. There will be opportunities for family photos with Sparky the Fire Dog, tours of the fire headquarters, viewing the slide that is sometimes used when responding to an emergency call, fire rescue operation demonstrations involving the “jaws of life,” visit to the mobile Community Safety House, and a chance to inspect a variety of fire vehicles and take a picture standing next to one.
Community members can sign up for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. Those who take the eight-week training program learn how to provide neighborhood aid during a major community emergency when emergency personnel might be overwhelmed with numerous calls for help.
The theme highlighting National Fire Prevention Week — which this year relates to the importance of smoke alarms — is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!”
The installation of smoke alarms addresses the concern that half of home fire deaths happen between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms; more than one-third of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present; and the risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.
While the pancake breakfast and other activities are free, donations will be accepted, the proceeds of which will go to fund the Alhambra Fire Department’s Fire Explorer Program in which young men and women in the community, 15 to 21 years of age, who are interested in a fire service career, are provided opportunities to work alongside career firefighters, para - medics, and fire prevention officers.
In addition, Pancake Breakfast Event T-shirts will be available for $15, the proceeds of which also go to the Alhambra Fire Department Fire Explorer Program.
If more information is needed, please phone 626-570-5190.