This and next weekend, select fire stations throughout our region will open their doors to the public, welcoming everyone to take part in family-friendly activities to learn fire-prevention and life-saving tips.
The upcoming open houses – hosted by Heartland Fire & Rescue and San Diego Fire-Rescue – are organized around this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme of “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire Can Happen Anywhere.” As part of our commitment to help our communities get prepared for emergencies, SDG&E joined a variety of local organizations to support these events.
San Diego Fire-Rescue's Fire Prevention Week Open Houses
The San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation, in partnership with San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and SDG&E, will host three open houses this Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-2p.m. at:
- City Heights Fire Station 17 (4206 Chamoune Ave)
- San Ysidro Fire Station 29 (198 W. San Ysidro Blvd)
- Scripps Ranch Fire Station 37 (11640 Spring Canyon Rd)
Open house activities, which may vary by fire station, include: an interactive tour through the SDG&E fire safety house to learn how to prepare and evacuate during an emergency; CPR/AED training; demonstrations by firefighters; fire station tours; photo ops with Sparky the Fire Dog; and free hot dogs and chips. More information available here.
Heartland Fire & Rescue's Open Houses in East County
Heartland Fire & Rescue, which serves the cities of El Cajon, La Mesa, and Lemon Grove, has two more open houses coming up. The agency’s firefighters will greet visitors who will be treated to a variety of educational displays and information on sidewalk CPR, emergency response vehicles, fire prevention, disaster preparedness and more.
Lemon Grove Fire Station 10, Saturday, Oct. 13, 7 a.m.-noon
7853 Central Avenue
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser & Open House (Breakfast until 11 a.m.)
La Mesa Fire Station 11, Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
8034 Allison Avenue
Families are encouraged to check smoke alarms and to practice fire escape plans twice a year. Fire drills should be practiced at night and during the day using different escape routes and children should be taught how to escape on their own.
Safety tips and resources are available on the website of the National Fire Protection Association, which sponsors National Fire Prevention Week.