Fire safety lessons at annual open house in Troy, Michigan

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Oct 5, 2012

Troy Fire
Annelies Conover, 5, of Troy, sits behind the wheel of a fire truck last year during the Troy Fire Department's annual open house. Credit: Kevin Elliott

Six fire stations in Troy, Michigan, will be hosting Open Houses this Sunday to kick-off Fire Prevention Week.

“This annual event has become a wonderful tradition in Troy,” Fire Chief Bill Nelson told the Troy Patch. “This year’s fire prevention week theme is 'Have Two Ways Out,' and these Open Houses teach fire safety in a fun, relaxed way. This also is a chance to meet our amazing volunteer firefighters and see first-hand the pride they take in the work they do.”

Firefighters will be on hand to discuss the theme and to provide information about how a resident or business person can best accomplish this goal of protecting your family from fire.

And there will be a special guest  -- Sparky the Fire Dog will be appearing at several Open House locations, along with an antique fire truck and and mobile health unit, so residents can learn all about fire and life safety issues.