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Ankeny Fire Department Hosts Community Events to Recognize National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7-13, 2018

Post Date:10/02/2018 11:30 a.m.
The Ankeny Fire Department will host several educational events in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7-13, 2018. The public is invited to attend an Open House, Pancake Breakfast and Story Time at the Library.

Annual Fire Prevention Week Open House
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6 – 8 p.m.
Ankeny Fire Station Headquarters, 120 NW Ash Drive
The Open House will include a variety of educational hands-on activities for all ages. Residents can learn more about the power of fire prevention and technologies available to protect their own families from fire. Activities will include: tour the new fire safety house, a junior firefighter challenge course, a junior firefighter maze, spraying a fire hose, trying on a firefighter’s gear, using a fire extinguisher, identifying hazards in the fire department’s hazard house and a variety of other interactive fire safety displays.

Ankeny Fire Department Annual Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, Oct. 13, 7 – 11 a.m.
Fire Station Headquarters, 120 NW Ash Drive
Enjoy a pancake breakfast with the Ankeny firefighters from 7-11 a.m. This is a free event, however voluntary goodwill donations will be collected to benefit the St. Florian Fire & Burn Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce burn injuries and mortality through education and research and to assist and support burn survivors and their families in maintaining a high quality of life.

Story Time with the Ankeny Firefighters
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Oct. 9, 10, 11; 9:30 a.m.
Kirkendall Public Library, 1210 NW Prairie Ridge Drive
Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to enjoy stories about firefighters and fire trucks at the Library. After story time, children can go outside to see a fire engine and talk with the Ankeny firefighters.

Fire Prevention Week takes place Oct. 7-13. This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts: Look, Listen, Learn”. Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began Oct. 8 but continued into and did most of its damage Oct. 9, 1871. Fire Prevention Week has been observed since 1922.