Parrsboro Volunteer Fire Department Holds Open House
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Ashley Dowe, Allana Eagles and their father, Parrsboro Volunteer fireman Stan Dowe, sit inside the Town of Parrsboro No. 4 Fire Truck Saturday during its annual Open House held in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week. Free small fry truck rides were provided.
PARRSBORO-It only happens once a year. This past Saturday, over fifty people attended the Parrsboro Volunteer Fire Department’s Open House in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12), an event geared towards people of all ages.
“This is our one chance a year to tell people who we are, what we do and why we do it,” stated Parrsboro Volunteer Fire Chief Randy Mosher this past Saturday.
While Sparky the Fire Dog is designed to get across such important messages as ‘stop, drop and roll’ to children, Fire Prevention Week is for everyone. In addition to providing small fry fire truck rides; displaying fire equipment, its EHS bus/ambulance, other fire-rescue vehicles as well as giving fire safety presentations to children and seniors alike, the Parrsboro Volunteer Fire Department had a variety of brochures, magnets and other items on display inside the fire hall: Sparky’s Home Inspection: Get Ready to Join Sparky’s Inspection Team; Sparky Says Let’s Get Cookin’ With Fire Safety as well as how to Prevent Kitchen Fires.
In addition, the Friends of Firefighters served up tasty plates of finger food and desserts for those who took the time to see what the fire department was all about.
“Today is not just about the fire department,” stated Mosher. “It’s also about our support system, the Friends of the Firefighters that consists of volunteers from 11 through to their 70s,” he added. “We appreciate all the help they provide us with.”