Next week is National Fire Prevention week, and fire departments throughout Abington and Cheltenham will have open houses at their fire stations, see schedule below.
This year’s National Fire Prevention Association Fire Prevention Week theme, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” focuses on three steps people can take to reduce the chances of a fire starting, and how to escape safely if a fire happens.
ABINGTON Open Houses from 10/8 to 10/12
Abington Township Fire Department’s five volunteer fire companies Abington, McKinley, Roslyn, Weldon, and Edge Hill will provide families with important information that can literally save their homes or even their lives. Abington will have an open house every day next week, one at each firehouse, from October 8 to October 12.
The activities will include: firetrucks and live demonstrations, snacks, and safety tips from Abington Township Fire Departments (A.T.F.D.). Children will learn how to safely escape a smoke-filled space by doing so in the safety of A.T.F.D.’s smokehouse, a trailer that fills with cool and harmless “smoke.” Children and interested parents can also put out a small, contained fire using a fire extinguisher, an experience that’s a confidence booster if a real need should arise.
Abington Township Fire Departments (A.T.F.D.) Open House are from 6 to 8 p.m
- Oct. 8th (Mon.) –Abington Fire Company, 1920 Horace Ave, Abington,
- Oct. 9th (Tues.)–McKinley Fire Company, 893 Jenkintown Road, Elkins Park
- Oct. 10th (Wed.) –Roslyn Fire Company, 1128 Bradfield Rd, Abington
- Oct. 11th (Thur.)–Weldon Fire Company, 412 N. Easton Road, Glenside
- Oct. 12th (Fri.) –Edge Hill Fire Company, 2843 Limekiln Pike, North Hills
Cheltenham Open Houses on 10/8 and 10/12
Glenside Fire Company
The Glenside Fire Company Open House is back on Monday, October 8th from 6 to 8:30 pm on on 210 West Glenside Avenue in Glenside. Join the GFC for a night of learning and fun with your local volunteer firefighters!
Cheltenham Fire Company
Cheltenham Fire Company will host its annual fire prevention demonstration on Friday, October, 12 at 7pm at the station house on 413 Ryers Avenue in Cheltenham.The evening will start with a live fire evolution where crews come in and extinguish an active fire, so make sure you arrive early to get your seat! There will also be a stove fire demonstration, equipment displays, tour of the inside of the trucks, and how to hold a fire hose!
In the event of inclement weather, The Cheltenham Fire Department will invite everyone back to the station to have a tour of the firehouse.
Jenkintown Open House on 10/11
Fire Department of Jenkintown is hosting their event on Thursday, October 11th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. This event will be held at Jenkintown Borough’s Town Square. It’s a great opportunity to teach kids about fire prevention, and a chance to meet and thank the volunteers who work so hard for our community.
Should you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Chief Ken Lynch at (267) 228-6968.