North Attleborough Fire Department invites community to open house

The North Attleborough Fire Department Headquarters on Elm Street.
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In the week following Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14), the North Attleboro Fire Department will host an open house on Monday, Oct. 16, 4-7 p.m. as part of its efforts to support this year’s campaign, “Cooking safety starts with you. Pay attention to fire prevention.”

During the open house, families will have the opportunity to visit five interactive stations at the headquarters at 50 Elm St. There will be a touch-a-truck outside, and a water-flowing station where attendees will be assisted by firefighters in using fire hoses to spray a fake house. A smoke trailer will also be present and attendees will be able to enter and navigate their way out on their hands and knees.

Inside the headquarters, there will be pizza, coloring materials and cooking safety handouts available.

In addition to the family activities, station tours will be conducted every 15 minutes. Event parking will be available in the Tower Square parking lot, 500 East Washington St.

The North Attleboro Fire Department offers these key safety tips to help reduce the risk of a cooking fire:

  • Watch what you heat. Always keep a close eye on what is cooking. Set a timer as a reminder.
  • Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove. Always keep a lid nearby when cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner.
  • Have a kid- and pet-free zone of at least three feet around the stove, grill, or anywhere else hot food and drink is being prepared or carried.

About Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is organized by the National Fire Protection Association with the goal of educating the public about simple but important ways they can keep themselves and those they live with safe.