The Saline Area Fire Department invites families to its annual open house, held between noon and 3 p.m., Sunday, at the fire hall, located at 100 N. Harris St.
Kids will learn how to react to a house fire in the “smoke house.” Parked at the fire hall, the trailer’s interior is miniature home, including a kitchen. After kids learn basic fire safety from a firefighter, the trailer fills up with a smoke-like substance, and the kids put their freshly-learned skills to use to safely escape.
Kids can also climb into the SAFD fire engines and interact with Andy the Ambulance, Huron Valley Ambulance’s remote-controlled ambulance that speaks to kids about safety and 9-1-1 calls.
Fire Chief Craig Hoeft said firefighters will give people hands-on fire extinguisher training.
“It’s kind of a big deal, because a lot of people know about them, but have never used them. So we offer people the chance to get some experience with fire extinguishers,” Hoeft said.
Saline Police Officer Dave Ringe and officials from the American Red Cross will attend to provide information about safety.
And, Chief Hoeft, said, “Oh, yeah, the important part. We’ve got cider and doughnuts.”
Harris Street will be closed between Michigan Avenue and McKay Street during the open house.