MUSCATINE, Iowa – Community members are invited to the 2018 Public Safety Open House that will be held from 12-3 p.m. this Sunday (Oct. 7) at the Public Safety Building, 312 E. 5th Street. Participants of the program will gain first-hand knowledge and experience in the various services that the Muscatine Fire Department, Muscatine Police Department, and Muscatine County Joint Communications (MUSCOM) provides.
October is fire prevention month and this year’s theme set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is “Look. Listen. Learn. Fire can happen anywhere”.
The Muscatine Fire Department will offer tours of the Fire Station, a look at Fire and Emergency apparatus, and an opportunity to meet members of the Fire Department. Among the presentations will be a smoke house to teach children how to safely exit a house in a smoke filled atmosphere, the new aerial ladder fire apparatus, a sprinkler trailer that demonstrates how effectively sprinklers limit the spread of and can extinguish fire, a live fire burn cell demonstration, fire extinguisher user training, and a hands only CPR skill station and demonstration, as well as many other displays and activities.
The Muscatine Police Department will have a Special Response Team (SRT) weapons display along with a look inside the MRAP (armored personnel carrier), a DNA/fingerprint station for children, a static patrol vehicle display, an evidence technician (ET) equipment display and demonstration, a meet and greet with K9 officer Demos, and Monsanto’s seat belt simulator.
Question related to the Open House can be answered by calling the Central Fire Station at (563) 263-9233.