Fire Prevention Week in Full Swing at FDLS
October is National Fire Prevention and Safety month and this week the 3rd thru the 9th is fire prevention week. This week crews from FDLS along with mutual aid companies took part in open houses at the various fire departments throughout Dauphin County along with visiting schools, daycares and businesses to promote fire prevention and safety. The week started out for FDLS at a local school, Kunkel Elementary then to Reid the following day utilizing the departments smoke house. Thursday the 9th was the Open House at FDLS with about 400 to 500 people in attendance throughout the night. Various companies from the surrounding area came out to show what fire departments are all about and what kind of equipment we have to utilize in this special service. Friday, the crew was back out in the community at Fink Elementary in Middletown. At open house, FDLS had bucket rides with truck 88 and other trucks there to view, Engine & Rescue rides, The “Smoke House”, a house fire for the children to extinguish and many other vehicles and agencies to view along with talk too. The crews at FDLS love this time of year to go out and show, along with tell the community what hard work we do everyday and throughout the year.
A HUGE THANK YOU to all the companies and participants that showed up to make this event a HUGE success!
Engine: 59, 59-1, 32-1, 55, 54-1 and 717
Truck: 88, 50 and 456
Rescue: 59, 49, 44
Boats: 59, 59-1
FDLS Fire Police
Specialized Vehicles: PPC Foam Unit
Lower Swatara Police Department