Want some fun? Head for a fire station open house

Fire departments in Rockford, Loretto and Hamel are educating school children and adults about preventing and fighting fires in the kitchen during National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12. The Loretto Fire Department will hold its open house from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Fire Station, 259 N. Medina St. (County Road 19) in Loretto.

More than 300 people turned out for the Hamel Fire Department open house, Sunday, Oct. 6, despite, or perhaps because of, soggy weather. Some visitors said they were looking for something to do after baseball games were canceled. People who came to the Hamel Fire Station were treated to a demonstration of the Jaws of Life, fire truck rides, Firefighter Sonny Neumann’s chili and more.

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