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 for kids and families to attend one of the following events and 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 your local fire department for more details).


Fire Station Open Houses


Comstock Township Fire & Rescue

Fire Department Open House

Central Station #9-1

1960 River Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Saturday, October 8, 2016

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • Meet the firefighters & learn about a fire truck, and more!


Portage Department of Public Safety – Fire Division

Fire Prevention Week Open House

Station #1 – 7830 Shaver Road

Portage, MI 49024

Saturday, October 15, 2016

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come enjoy games crafts, puppet shows and view several emergency vehicles. The open house will feature a burn cell demonstration, showing the benefits of having a residential sprinkler system.

Richland Township Fire Department

Fire Prevention Week Open House

7401 North 32nd Street

Richland, MI 49083

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

There will be cider & donuts and fun events for the kids such as the smoke house, coloring books and tours of the fire trucks.


Battle Creek Fire Department

Fire Station #2

145 North Washington Street

Battle Creek, MI 49037

Saturday, October 15, 2016

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 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)
  • Demonstrations:  Firefighters will be demonstrating how to put on turnout gear and Stop, Drop and Roll demonstrations
  • 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

Saturday, October 8, 2016

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Any questions feel free to call 269.792.6300

  • The Wayland Fire Department will be having fire apparatus on display allowing the children to touch a truck.
  • Firefighters will be talking about fire safety and prevention, distributing fire safety literature and have smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms available.
  • Free refreshments including cookies will be available




Otsego Fire Department

Home Depot Safety Day

1227 M-89

Plainwell, MI 49080

Saturday, October 15, 2016

9:00 am – 1:00 pm


31st Annual Fire Prevention Parade

Downtown Holland

7th Street & Columbia Avenue

Holland , MI 49024

Friday, October 7, 2016

7:00 p.m.

  • Kick off Fire Safety Week and watch over 50 fire trucks roll down 8th Street for the 34th Annual Fire Truck Parade!


Allegan Fire District’s First Annual Meet and Treat

Allegan Fire District Station #1

300 Monroe Street

Allegan, MI 49010

(269) 673-4459

Monday, October 31, 2016
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

  • This event will be held in conjunction with the city-wide trick or treat activities. The fire department will also host a candy check.


Fire Safety Fun Night

Police/Fire Complex

90 Blue Star Highway

South Haven, MI 49090

Thursday, October 13, 2016, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Live demonstrations & hands-on training, kids can fight a fire, compete on their mini-agility course, challenge your friend to a bucket brigade race and more.  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.


13th Annual Family Fire Safety Day from Lowe’s of Portage,

5108 South Westnedge Avenue

Portage, MI 49002

Saturday, October 22, 2016

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

    • Meet 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.
    • Tour the Portage Public Safety Fire Engine
    • Tour the Life EMS Ambulance
    • Learn about smoke alarms from Safe Kids of Kalamazoo County.
    • Free games and prizes provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Post Community Credit Union for those who know the correct answers to the safety questions presented throughout the day.

    For more information, you can also visit

Also, a reminder from the National Fire Protection Association – this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represents a multi-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety. For more information, visit the website.



By | 2016-10-06T05:53:21+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Learn, Newly Published|Comments Off on 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.