To mark Fire Prevention Week, Cary will hold some special events in the next week with lots of activities for kids and families.
A Safety Town will be from 10 a.m. to 2p.m., Saturday, at the Park West Village Shopping Center, Village Market Place, Morrisville. The town’s eight fire stations will host open houses from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 17.
During Safety Town, Cary fire department staff will be on hand to answer questions about fire safety. Representatives from the town's police department and community emergency response team also will be there. Interactive displays will include a sprinkler trailer; fire safety house; water play area; fire apparatus; seatbelt convincer that allows people to experience the force to the body that would occur in a 5 to 7 mph crash; and a hot car display that indicates how high and fast the temperature rises inside a closed car.
While supplies last, attendees can pick up fire safety educational materials, plastic fire hats, stickers, temporary tattoos, pencils, coloring books and handouts. Cary’s Citizens Assisting Police team will make children’s identification cards. Hot dogs and sno-cones will be served beginning at 11 a.m. until supplies last.
During the open houses on Oct. 17, visitors can meet firefighters, see firefighting and rescue equipment and learn safety tips and skills. There also will be plastic fire hats, coloring books, stickers and other items for kids. Plans also include a coloring contest for ages 5 and under and a fire safe challenge contest for kids.
“Each year we host fire prevention week activities, the theme of which this year is ‘Hear the Beep Where You Sleep’ and focuses on fire and smoke alarms. At our Safety Town and open houses, we’ll be talking about the importance of working smoke alarms in every single bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home,” said Alicia Dismuke, community risk coordinator, in a press release.
Pets aren't allowed at the events.