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VIDEO | Fire Prevention Week activities in Washington County | By Ron Naab

Washington Co., WI – The National Fire Protection Association has declared the week of October 3 thru the 9 as the 2021 Fire Protection Week.   Fire Prevention Week always is the week October 9 occurs in as this is the day of the two historic fires in Chicago, IL and Peshtigo, WI.

This year the theme of Fire Prevention Week is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.”  It is the intent of the educational material to focus the children and adults to recognize the different sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.  Most important firefighters well stressing “what to do when an alarm sounds,” according to the NFPA.

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Deputy Chief Mark Steger of the Allenton Fire Department reminds the public of some very basic safety tips to follow.

Test smoke alarms every month.

Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.

Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.

If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP!!!

Below is a list of activities fire departments across Washington County will be hosting from October 3 until October 10.


Allenton & St. Lawrence Joint Open House and Pancake Breakfast

Allenton Fire Department turkey fryer

Event is held at the Allenton Fire Station, 431 Railroad Street, Allenton on Sunday, October 10 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Pancakes breakfast will begin at 8 a.m.

Replica Rescue 51 from the TV show—EMERGENCY, Palmer Doll House Live Fire Demonstrations, Fire Extinguisher training, Scavenger hunts, LifeNet fly-in at 10 a.m.


Boltonville Fire Department

Boltonville’s open house for Fire Prevention will be October 11 from 6 p.m.to 8 p.m.



Cedarburg Fire Department

Open House starting at 6 p.m. at Station #1 on October 6

Fillmore Fire Department

Open house on Sunday, October 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Jackson Fire Department Fire Prevention Week Open House

Wednesday, October 20 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the new public safety station – N168 W19851 Main Street with many interactive activities.

Kewaskum Fire Department

October 7 having an open house from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Newburg Fire Department Fire Prevention Week

Open house for fire prevention week is October 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Survive Alive Smoke House, Extinguisher Simulator, Spray Water from a Fire Hose, Fire Truck Rides, Goodie Bags with Helmets for the kids.  The kids will have an opportunity to win a ride home from school in a fire truck.

Free hot dogs, snacks, and refreshments.

Richfield Fire Company

Friday, October 1. 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Station #2 (4166 Hubertus Road) with many activities for all ages.

Waubeka Fire Department

“Come join us for our 2021 Fire Prevention Open House on October 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.   There will fire truck rides, fire extinguisher activities, a water rescue equipment demo, blood pressure screenings and a smoke alarm demo. We will also have various vendors relating to health and fire safety. Food and refreshments will also be available.”

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