October is National Fire Prevention Month. From Fire Station Open Houses to events with a focus on fire prevention education, there are numerous opportunities for kids and families to attend one of the following events and learn about fire safety.

We have loved going to the various Fire Station Open Houses over the years. 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 your local fire department for more details).



Fire Station Open Houses


Comstock Township Fire & Rescue

Fire Department Open House

Central Station #1

1960 River Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Saturday October 11, 2014

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • Meet the firefighters, learn about a fire truck, auto extrication demonstration will begin at 1pm, use a thermal imaging camera, visit with Sparky™ and Friends, enjoy refreshments and win door prizes.


Portage Department of Public Safety – Fire Division

Fire Prevention Week Open House

Station #1 – 7800 Shaver Road

Portage, MI 49024

Saturday October 11, 2014

10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Richland Township Fire Department

Fire Prevention Week Open House

7401 North 32nd Street

Richland, MI 49083

Saturday October 11, 2014

9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Plainwell Department of Public Safety

Fire Prevention Week Open House

Public Safety Building

119 Island Avenue

Plainwell, MI 49080

Saturday October 4, 2014

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

  • Building Tours
  • Fire Prevention Information
  • Jr. Firefighter Combat Challenge
  • Allegan County Smoke House for Kids
  • Smoke Alarm Information
  • Red Cross Van with Safety Information
  • Hot Dogs from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm


Wayland Fire Department

Fire Prevention Week Open House

160 West Superior Street

Wayland, MI 49348

Wednesday October 8, 2014

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Any questions feel free to call 269-792-6300
  • Free refreshments and cookies will be provided.




Otsego Fire Department

Home Depot Safety Day

1227 M-89

Plainwell, MI 49080

Saturday October 11, 2014

9:00 am – 1:00 pm


31st Annual Fire Prevention Parade

Downtown Holland

7th Street & Columbia Avenue

Holland , MI 49024

  • The 31st Annual Fire Truck Parade is an opportunity to gather in downtown Holland to invest time in learning about your role in fire safety and prevention. Immediately following the procession of fire trucks on 8th Street join us at the Holland Civic Center for vehicle displays, fire safety demonstrations, extrication demo and many more activities.


Fire Safety Fun Night

Police/Fire Complex

90 Blue Star Highway

South Haven, MI 49090

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Live demonstrations & hands-on training, kids can fight a fire and earn a fire hat, watch fire safety videos, challenge your friend to a bucket brigade race and earn a fire badge. This night will be a great learning experience for the young and not so young Hands on learning, live demonstrations, FREE food and prizes for the kids. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Please park at the Moose Lodge across from the fire station on Wells St.


11th Annual Family Fire Safety Day from Lowe’s of Portage,

Portage Department of Public Safety – Fire Division, and

E.S.C.A.P.E. Fire Safety / WOOD TV 8 – WOTV 4

5108 South Westnedge Avenue

Portage, MI 49002

Saturday October 25, 2014

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • Meet WOOD TV 8’s Bill Steffen and Jake the Fire Safety Dog. Free 9- volt batteries and smoke alarms will be available (while supplies last). The E.S.C.A.P.E. Smoke Demonstration trailer will teach families how to be safe from fire. Free fire extinguisher demonstration.
  • Tour the Portage Public Safety Fire Engine, Life EMS Ambulance and learn about smoke alarms from Safe Kids of Kalamazoo County. Free games and prizes for those who know the correct answers to the safety questions presented throughout the day. Halloween costume contest begins at 11:00 am with prizes.

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