EVERETT, WA – The Everett Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) – the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years – to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”
In honor of Fire Prevention Week, which is October 6-12, the Everett Fire Department is hosting an open house on Sunday, October 6, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at Fire Station 5, located at 1600 Madison Street. This is an opportunity for community members and their families to see their local fire station and meet the firefighters who serve the Everett community. Families will have the chance to play games and win prizes, learn fire safety tips, create a fire escape plan, see various demonstrations, compete in the Junior Firefighter Challenge, and enjoy free pizza from Domino’s Pizza. All ages are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero.
Separately, community members are invited to two different rolling-in ceremonies for their two new fire engines that are joining the fleet. The first rolling-in ceremony will be held at Fire Station 4, which is located at 5920 Glenwood Avenue, on Monday, September 30, at 6:30 p.m. The second rolling-in ceremony will be at the end of the open house on Sunday, October 6, at Fire Station 5 starting at 2 p.m.
The two new Pierce Enforcer Chassis Pumper engines cost approximately $1.3 million dollars total, $927,000 of which was covered by a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant. The new engines replace two 1996 Emergency One fire engines, one of which was surplused and the other is currently in use training recruit firefighters at the Snohomish County Fire Training Academy and will be kept in the fleet inventory until it is no longer economically feasible to maintain as a training engine.
For more information on the Everett Fire Department, visit www.everettwa.gov/fire.