Heartland Fire & Rescue Hosts Open House Events

In celebration of Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, Heartland Fire & Rescue will host three Fire Open House events in three cities.

Fire Open House dates, times and locations are as follows:

El Cajon:                   Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

100 E. Lexington Avenue

Lemon Grove:         Pancake Breakfast & Open House

Saturday, October 13, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Breakfast until 11 a.m.)

7853 Central Avenue

La Mesa:                   Saturday, October 20 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

8034 Allison Avenue

The Fire Station open houses combine family-fun with life-saving information. Visitors can enjoy a variety of fire and rescue displays and presentations including:

  • Sidewalk CPR
  • When and how to call  9-1-1 by emergency presented by 9-1-1 dispatchers
  • A Search & Rescue canine demonstration
  • Over 30 health & safety displays
  • Emergency vehicles
  • Meet firefighters, paramedics and police officers
  • Learn about police and fire careers

This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere.”

Families are encouraged to check smoke alarms and to practice fire escape plans twice a year. Fire drills should be practiced at night and during the day using different escape routes and children should be taught how to escape on their own.

For more information, please visit www.heartlandfire.org.

Author: Monica Zech

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