October is National Fire Prevention Month. This year’s theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives – Test Yours Every Month!”. From Fire Department Open Houses to events with a focus on fire prevention education, there are numerous opportunities for children and families to attend one of the following events and learn about fire safety and injury prevention close to Where You Live.

(Please note: event dates and times may be subject to change. Please check with your local fire department for more details)

Allegan County 

Dorr Township Fire Department
4th Annual Dorr Twp. Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast and Open House
4196 18th Street
Dorr, MI 49323
Saturday October 11, 2014
7 – 11 a.m.

  • Serving: Pancakes, eggs, sausage, hash browns, beverages.
  • Donations accepted with some of the proceeds going to start a scholarship program for High School Seniors entering Fire Science or EMS.
  • Games and prizes, along with face painting for kids
  • Also there will be a silent auction

Otsego Fire Department
Home Depot Safety Day
1227 M-89
Plainwell, MI 49080
Saturday October 11, 2014
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Plainwell Department of Public Safety
Fire Prevention Week Open House
Public Safety Building
119 Island Avenue
Plainwell, MI 49080
Saturday October 4, 2014
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Building Tours
  • Fire Prevention Information
  • Jr. Firefighter Combat Challenge
  • Allegan County Smoke House for Kids
  • Smoke Alarm Information
  • Red Cross Van with Safety Information
  • Hot Dogs from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Wayland Fire Department
Fire Prevention Week Open House
160 West Superior Street
Wayland, MI 49348
Wednesday October 8, 2014
6 – 8 p.m.
Any questions feel free to call (269) 792-6300

  • Free refreshments and cookies will be provided


Kalamazoo County 

11th Annual Family Fire Safety Day
Lowe’s of Portage
Portage Department of Public Safety – Fire Division
E.S.C.A.P.E. Fire Safety / WOOD TV 8 – WOTV 4
5108 South Westnedge Avenue
Portage, MI 49002
Saturday October 25, 2014
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Meet WOOD TV8’s Bill Steffen and Jake the Fire Safety Dog. Free nine volt batteries and smoke alarms will be available (while supplies last). The E.S.C.A.P.E. Smoke Demonstration trailer will teach families how to be safe from fire. Free fire extinguisher demonstration. Tour the Portage Public Safety Fire Engine, Life EMS Ambulance and learn about smoke alarms from Safe Kids of Kalamazoo County. Free games and prizes for those who know the correct answers to the safety questions presented throughout the day. Halloween costume contest begins at 11 a.m. with prizes.

Comstock Township Fire & Rescue
Fire Department Open House
Central Station #1
1960 River Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Saturday October 11, 2014
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Meet the firefighters, learn about a fire truck, auto extrication demonstration will begin at 1 p.m., use a thermal imaging camera, visit with Sparky™ and Friends, enjoy refreshments and win door prizes.

Portage Department of Public Safety – Fire Division
Fire Prevention Week Open House
Station #1 – 7800 Shaver Road
Portage, MI 49024
Saturday October 11, 2014
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Richland Township Fire Department
Fire Prevention Week Open House
7401 North 32nd Street
Richland, MI 49083
Saturday October 11, 2014
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Kent County 

Grandville Fire Department
Annual Open House
3215 Wilson Avenue
Grandville, MI 49418
Tuesday October 7, 2014
6 – 8 p.m.

For more information, please contact the fire station at (616) 530-6211

  • Learn fire safety, see a police car, fire truck and an ambulance!
  • Enjoy cookies, popcorn, and drinks!
  • Meet Sparky™ The Fire Dog, Firefighters, Police Officers, and Paramedics!
  • Learn CPR!  Save a Life!

John Ball Zoo Goes Boo
E.S.C.A.P.E. Fire Safety / Grand Rapids Fire Department
1300 West Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
Friday October 17, 2014
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Walker Fire Department
Fire Prevention Open House
4101 Lake Michigan Drive NW
Walker, MI 49534
Monday October 6, 2014
6 – 8 p.m.

  • Activities will include tours of the fire station and apparatus.  Home fire safety information and packets will be distributed to attendees.  There will be free smoke alarms available for those who visit with an emphasis on Walker firefighters installing them for Walker residents.


Muskegon County 

Dalton Township Fire Department
1650 E. Riley Thompson
Muskegon, MI49445
For more information, call (231) 766-3277
Wednesday October 8, 2014
6 – 8 p.m.

Muskegon Fire Department
Fire Prevention Week Open House
Central Station – 770 Terrace Street (next to Hot Rod Harley)
Muskegon, MI 49440
Sunday September 28, 2014
2 – 4 p.m.

The Muskegon Fire Department would like to cordially invite you and your family to our annual Fire Prevention Open House.  Anticipated activities include:

  • Jaws of Life demonstrations
  • Tours of Central Station
  • Displays of all Fire Department apparatus
  • Working hose lines for the kids
  • The Fire Prevention Theatre
  • Hazardous Materials Team will be showing off their equipment
  • Free Food and Refreshments
  • Fun for kids of all ages!
  • A glimpse into the daily life of a Firefighter in Muskegon


Ottawa County 

Georgetown Township Fire Department
Fire Prevention Open House
Fire Station #1
Corner of 14th Avenue & 44th Street
Georgetown Charter Township
Thursday October 2, 2014
6 – 8 p.m.