El Centro Fire to host open house

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EL CENTRO — The El Centro Fire Department Fire Safety Open House is set to kickoff the National Fire Prevention Week at Fire Station 3 on Oct. 7.

The Fire Department invites residents of all ages to come and experience a day to remember. There will be live fire extinguishment demonstrations, a smoke-filled bedroom exercise, an obstacle course for the younger, next generation firefighters and much more.

“This is a great time to become educated with fire safety; not only on how to prevent it, but what to do in case of a real fire. It is an opportunity to meet the firefighters, ask us questions and see what we do as a department,” said Fire Engineer Jason Bandaruk.

The event will start at 10 a.m. with the displays and demonstrations lasting until 2 p.m.