by Robin B

October is National Fire Prevention Month. From Fire Station Open Houses to events with a focus on fire prevention education, there are numerous opportunities around Kalamazoo for families to learn about fire safety.

These are such fun events, especially for the younger kiddos. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to meet those who serve in our community and thank them for their service.

(Please note: event dates and times may be subject to change. Please check with the local fire department for more details).




Fire Station Open Houses

Comstock Township Fire & Rescue

Fire Department Annual Open House

Central Station #9-1

1960 River Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Saturday, October 7, 2017

11:00 am – 2:00 pm



Richland Township Fire Department

Fire Department Open House

7401 North 32nd Street

Richland, MI 49083

Saturday, October 7, 2017

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come tour the station, meet the Firefighters, and check out the trucks including the new tanker which went into service earlier this year. There will be activities for the kids, and donuts and cider.



Photo Courtesy Portage Dept. of Public Safety

Portage Department of Public Safety – Fire Division

Public Safety Open House

Station #1 – 7830 Shaver Road, Portage

Saturday, October 14, 2017

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Public Safety Open House celebrates the end of Fire Prevention Week. The event will feature several informational booths and static displays of emergency response gear. There will be several puppet shows and other demonstrations throughout the day. Admission is free and there will be tons of goodies for kids.


Battle Creek Fire Department

Fire Prevention Open House

Fire Station #3 (Post Cereal District)

222 Cliff Street, Battle Creek, MI 49037

Saturday, October 14, 2017

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Grilled hot dogs, chips and drinks (while supplies last)
  • Station tours, games and raffle drawings
  • Grand prize drawing of a free ride on a Battle Creek fire rig/apparatus to or from school.  (Winner of the grand prize must reside within the Battle Creek City limits.  Awarded prize winners for drawings must be 12 years old or younger.  All (child) winners of the drawings must be present to claim their prize winnings.  Winner of the Grand Prize Fire Apparatus School Ride must be accompanied by a parent/adult and present the BIG WINNING FIRE TRUCK TICKET at the time of pick up for their ride – to be completed by the end of 2017 school year)
  • There will be a display of fire apparatus and equipment use and fire safety discussions


Wayland Fire Department

160 West Superior Street

Wayland, MI 49348

Monday, October 9, 2017

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Any questions feel free to call 269.792.6300





2017 Fire Prevention Day

Bailey Park, 1392 Capital Ave., NE, Battle Creek

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate fire prevention week by joining us for some fun and learn about fire safety. We will have games & activities for the whole family. Come and see FIRE TRUCKS on display along with a smoke house and many other items. Refreshments will be available along with some door prizes.


RAFD Annual Haunted House

Ross-Augusta Fire Department, 12086 M-89, Richland

Saturday, October 28, 2017

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a family friendly haunted house designed for kids ages 13 and below. Come through the haunted house and then check out all of RAFD’s firetrucks, tools and learn about fire prevention and fire safety. Lots of Candy! New building with updated props and routes. suggested $1.00 per person entrance fee. Kalamazoo County smoke trailer will hold fire safety talks and demonstrations. Fun for the whole family! Come dressed in your Halloween costumes!


Annual Fire Prevention Parade

Downtown Holland

7th Street & Columbia Avenue

Holland , MI 49024

Friday, October 6, 2017

7:00 p.m.

  • Kick off Fire Safety Week and watch over 50 fire trucks roll down 8th Street for the Annual Fire Truck Parade! Fire trucks will then be on display and safety demonstrations will be given at the Holland Civic Center.


Photo Courtesy E.S.C.A.P.E. Fire & Safety

14th Annual Family Fire Safety Day from Lowe’s of Portage

Lowe’s – 5108 South Westnedge Avenue, Portage

Saturday, October 28, 2017

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Stop by Lowe’s of Portage and learn how to Be Fire Smart during the 14th Annual Family Fire Safety Day event. Jake the Fire Safety Dog turned 10 this year!

  • Meet Jake, the Fire Safety Dog. The E.S.C.A.P.E. Smoke Demonstration trailer will teach families how to be safe from fire.
  • Tour the Portage Public Safety Fire Engine
  • Halloween costume contest for the kids – FREE prizes 11 am

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By | 2017-10-01T06:03:20+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Learn, Newly Published|Comments Off on 2017 Fire Station Open Houses Around Kalamazoo & Fire Safety Prevention Month

About the Author:

Robin is a native Michigander and mother of two. She has a keen eye for discovering deals and an honest desire to share local activities and family fun. In addition to enjoying early mornings with strong coffee, she likes hanging outside with her kids, biking and reading.