An open house is being hosted by the Melfort Fire Department in the midst of fire prevention week.
This Thursday, from 6:30-8:30 community members can check out the equipment at the fire hall and also take part in demonstrations.
It is important for the department to host the open house according to Fire Chief Jason Everitt.
“We couldn’t be effective in our role and mandate without connecting with the community and understanding the needs of the community at large and that is a goal of mine,” Everitt said.
Everitt said the theme for fire prevention week this year is ‘look, listen, learn.’
“What we want to focus on is the ability for all people, children, teens, adults, grandparents, seniors to look for hazards in the home and that is the big thing,” Everitt explained.
The event at the fire hall will be fun and educational for all ages with the department offering rides in one of the trucks.
“We’ll have sparky around and so kids can engage with our mascot and the mascot that has been associated with fire prevention and safety for many, many years,” said Everitt.
Firefighters will also have presentations, and a fire extinguisher simulator.