Fire Prevention Week Blast Planned


If you call Domino’s this week, you might get an unexpected delivery at your door.

On Wednesday night, off-duty Hellsgate Fire Department firefighters will be delivering pizzas as part of Fire Prevention Week.

Besides pies, firefighters will be delivering fire safety tips and smoke detectors in homes that don’t already have them.

In homes that have smoke detectors, firefighters will check that they are working (with the homeowner’s permission) and if they are, pick up the tab, said Rick Heron with Hellsgate Fire.

Then on Thursday, Oct. 10, Hellsgate will hold an open house at fire station 21 in Star Valley, 80 Walters Lane. But this won’t be any normal open house.

The department plans to rip a car apart, then set it on fire. They will also let residents put out controlled fires, let kids play with fire hoses and hand out free hot dogs.

“We are having an open house here at the station so we can educate, entertain and interact with our public,” Heron said.

The festivities will kick off at 3 p.m. and go through 7:30 p.m.

Activities include:

• 4 p.m., vehicle extrication demonstration.

• 5 p.m., Removing a patient from a vehicle.

• 6 p.m., Patient/paramedic demonstration.

• 7 p.m., Car fire. Firefighters will finally set the vehicle on fire and put it out.

Throughout the evening, a bounce house and face painting will be available for children. Kids can also try their hand at using a fire hose.

That activity ends at 5:30 p.m.


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