The following information is provided by the Deerfield Bannockburn Fire Protection Disdtrict.
The Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Department will host an open house event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at their fire station located at 500 Waukegan Rd. in Deerfield.
Each year around National Fire Prevention Week, fire departments across the nation open their doors to the public, offering a unique opportunity to meet and greet fire personnel and also see what it’s like to work at and live in a fire station.
To showcase the fire department’s equipment and capabilities, there will be several demonstrations and hands-on events. Activities will be staggered throughout the afternoon and will include fire engine rides, a high angle rescue demonstration, an underwater SCUBA diver demonstration, and many other interactive displays. A special ribbon cutting ceremony for a new firefighter’s memorial will take place at 1:00 PM in front of the fire station.
This event is special in nature as the department is highlighting 100 years of existence. Pictures throughout the station, as well as the department’s antique 1946 Seagrave pumper will be on display to show the progression the fire department has made over the last century.
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