HOLDEN, MA – The Holden Fire and Police Department welcomes local families to a free open house next Sunday at the Public Safety Building.
Coinciding with National Fire Safety Month in October, the open house is aimed at teaching families fire safety and prevention practices.
“This event allows us to reach out to the community and arm local families with fire safety tips and procedures,” said John Chandler, Fire Chief. “The Fire Department demonstrations allow families to get together and better prepare them to react if a fire does start.”
Participants will receive safety tips such as “stop, drop and roll,” learn how to plan escape routes, and how to crawl safely through a smoke-filled room.
The Holden Police Department events will include guided tours throughout the new station, car seat installations, viewing of new and antique vehicles, exhibits from the Massachusetts State Police, and the Mobile Command Post from the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department.
The open house is part of a broader community relations campaign sponsored by Papa Gino’s to encourage families to learn about safety.
In addition, Papa Gino’s, the Dedham Massachusetts-based pizza chain, will provide free pizza and children’s fire safety coloring sheets at the open house. For the past 14 years, Papa Gino’s has sponsored open houses throughout New England, helping to educate more than 1 million people about safety.
The open house will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 12 a.m to 4 p.m at the new Public Safety Facility at 1370 Main Street, Holden. For more information about the Public Safety open house, call the Fire Department Administration Office at 508-210-5650.