Fire departments represented by Michigan Association of Fire Fighters (MAFF) are hosting events throughout September and October in honor of National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12, 2019. Fire Prevention Week is observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which Oct. 9 falls to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of Oct. 8-9,1871 that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). This year the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) fire prevention week theme is “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and Practice your Escape.” Visit National Fire Protection Association website for fire safety prevention tips.

Local Fire Prevention public events include:

  • Augusta Charter Township Fire Department Open House
    Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
    Location: 10985 Whittaker Rd., Whittaker, MI 48190
    Contact: (734) 461-9500 or www.augustatownship.org
    Fire trucks and Huron Valley Ambulance will be on display. The event will also feature a smoke house where adults and children can learn fire safety, spray the fire hose and knock down a pretend fire. Augusta Township Fire Pup will visit the children. There will be free food and drink, literature and coloring books, and raffles for gift cards and other items donated by community businesses.
  • Burton Fire Department Open House
    Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
    Location: Fire Station 2 - Department Headquarters, 1320 S. Belsay Rd., Burton, MI 48509
    Contact: (810) 742-2158
    Event featured an obstacle course, Stop, Drop & Roll presentation and vehicle extrication demonstration. Enjoy free hot dogs, chips and face painting for kids. Meet firefighters, tour the station and trucks, receive free smoke detectors and batteries, fire safety handouts and view a reflective sign demonstration.
  • Chelsea Area Fire Authority Fire Safety for Children
    Time:
    Week of Oct. 6-12, 2019 National Fire Prevention Week
    Location:
    Area schools, daycares and churches including: North Creek Elementary, South Meadows Elementary, Lambs of Our Savior Christian Preschool and Chelsea Preschool.
    Contact:
    (734) 475-8755
    Fire safety instruction is geared toward children focusing on Stop, Drop & Roll; how to recognize smoke in house; having an outdoor family meeting place; navigating cell phones for emergency use; not looking for pets; opening or breaking windows and throwing stuffed animals outside to help firefighters find trapped individuals; placing blankets in front of cracks of door and not hiding during fires. Others interested in scheduling a fire safety event at their location should call the phone number listed above.
  • Chelsea Area Fire Authority Open House
    Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019
    Location: 200 W. Middle St.
    Contact: (734) 475-8755
    The event will feature a smoke house with a video playing inside for children to watch which teaches them how to crawl and get out of the house safely. Also featured are bounce houses, a petting zoo, jaws of life for children to cut cars, spray fire hose, face painting, balloon animals, fire truck tours, Red Cross and Huron Valley Ambulance on scene, popcorn, doughnuts and cider.
  • Clay Township Fire Department Safety Tikes at Clay Township Park
    Time:
    12-3 p.m. Sat. Oct. 26, 2019
    Location:
    4768 Pointe Tremble Rd., Clay Township, MI 48001
    Contact:
    Cindy at (810) 794-9320.
    The event will feature Paw Patrol characters Chase, Marshall and Skye. There will be safety illustrations for children to color and Paw Patrol-related prizes.
  • Flat Rock Fire Department Fire Safety Events @ Flat Rock area schools
    Time: October-November 2019
    Location: Ethel Bobcean Elementary, John Barnes Elementary, Summit Academy, Thomas Simpson Middle School, Community Lutheran Church Pre-School and other public and private schools and Home School groups as requested.
    Contact: Flat Rock Firefighter Tim Webb at (734) 341-1957
    The fire department conducts fire safety assemblies for older children and fire safety classroom presentations for public and private preschools and elementary schools. Call Tim Webb above to schedule a presentation.
  • Green Oak Township Fire Department - Green Oak Day
    Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
    Locations: Green Oak Township Fire Department, 9384 Whitmore Lake Rd., Brighton, MI 48116
    and Green Oak Township Hall, 10001 Silver Lake Rd., Brighton, MI 48116
    Green Oak Day - Grand Opening of New Green Oak Township Police Station
    Time: 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
    Location: Green Oak Township Police Department, 9400 Whitmore Lake Rd., Brighton, MI 48116
    Contact: Green Oak Township Supervisor (810) 231-1333, ext. 102
    Transportation sponsored by People’s Express between three locations. Event features bounce house, petting zoo, kids activities and games and Taste of Green Oak restaurants.
  • Howell Area Fire Department Open House
    Time: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019
    Location: Main Fire Station #20, 1211 W. Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843
    Contact: (517) 546-0560
  • Huron Township Fire Department @ Applefest
    Time: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019
    Location: Downtown New Boston on Huron River Drive from Waltz Rd. to Sterling Rd.
    Contact: Chief James Hinojosa at (734) 606-5430 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Applefest is an arts and crafts festival. The event will feature a Fire Safety House, purchased by Applefest for fire department demonstrations. The Fire Safety House has a living room, bedroom and kitchen setting with smoke and an escape ladder. A new fire truck and squad vehicle will be on display and fire prevention materials and kids fire helmets will be available.

  • Huron Township Fire Department Fire Safety Events @ Huron Township area schools
    Time: October-November 2019
    Location: Miller & Brown elementary schools and others as requested.
    Contact: Huron Township Fire Lt. Tim Webb at (734) 341-1957 to schedule a fire safety event at area public and private schools.
  • Macomb Township Fire Department Open House
    Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019
    Location: Macomb Township Fire Department Station 3, 47711 North Ave., Macomb, MI 48042
    Contact: (586) 677-1262
    The event will include station tours and blood pressure checks. Live demonstrations will include use of fire extinguishers, firefighters rescuing victims, vehicle extrication with the Jaws of Life and fire safety for children.
  • Milford Fire Department Open House
    Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019
    Location: 325 W. Huron St., Milford, MI 48381
    Contact: (248) 684-2335
    The event will feature an extrication demonstration with the Jaws of Life, vital signs stations, tours of the station, trucks on display, fire safety materials, and a fire house where children can squirt the hose. There will also be free popcorn, cider and doughnuts. A survival flight helicopter may also be available.
  • New Baltimore Fire Department Annual Pancake Breakfast
    Time: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019
    Location: Fire Department Hall at 36535 Green St., New Baltimore, MI 48047
    Contact: (586) 725-0990
    Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Guests are asked to make a donation, which will be given to charities such as American Cancer Society, local burn camps and the Lions Club. The event will feature fire truck displays and many fire safety materials including tips for safely storing items in garages and around heaters and furnaces. There will be a 50/50 raffle and activities for children. New Baltimore Fire Department Association t-shirts are for sale to support local charities.
  • Novi Fire Department Fire Safety Programs
    Time: Month of October for Schools & Year Round 2019
    Location: Novi elementary schools as scheduled.
    Contact: (248) 349-2162 or www.cityofnovi.org
    School personnel can contact the phone number or email address above to schedule a program. The fire department also offers a wide variety of fire safety programs to the public including: fire and fall preventions, File of Life, free home fire inspection, free battery changes for smoke alarms and free smoke alarms if residents lack a functioning alarm, and free car seat safety inspections for residents. They also offer First Aid, CPR training, and Fire Extinguisher classes for residents for free and a nominal charge for businesses.
  • Novi Fire Department Free CPR Training for Residents
    Time: 6:30 – 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
    Location: Fire Station #4, 49375 W. 10 Mile, Novi, MI 48374
    Contact: Registration required at www.cityofnovi.org or call (248) 349-2162
  • Novi Fire Department at MSU Tollgate Farm 6th Annual Pumpkinfest
    Time: 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 and Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019
    Location: MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI 48377
    Contact: (248) 349-2162 or www.cityofnovi.org
    Event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features wagon rides to the pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins. Food, music, farm animals, educational exhibits and children’s activities. For more information, visit http://www.canr.msu.edu/tollgate/events/pumpkinfest
  • Novi Fire Department Fire Safety Week Proclamation
    Time: 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2019
    Location: City Council Meeting, 45125 West 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48375
    Contact: Fire Chief Jeff Johnson (248) 735-5688
    Novi Mayor Bob Gatt will be encouraging residents and visitors to the City Council Meeting to practice fire safety with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2019 Fire Prevention Week theme “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and Practice your Escape.”
  • Novi Fire Department Free Car Seat Safety Inspection
    Time: 9 a.m. – Noon Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019
    Location: Fire Station #4, 49375 W. 10 Mile, Novi, MI 48374
    Contact: (248) 349-2162 or www.cityofnovi.org
  • Rochester Hills Fire Department Open House
    Time:
    3:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019.
    Location:
    Rochester Hills Fire Station 1: 1111 Horizon Ct., Rochester, MI 48309
    Contact:
    John Lyman, Fire Life Safety Educator at (248) 841-2705
    Event features a display of fire trucks, ambulances and rescue trucks, child fingerprinting, free child bicycle helmets, Sparky the fire safety dog, child obstacle course, child safety seat information, games, fire safety hand-outs and refreshments. There will also be a vehicle extrication demonstration; fire extinguisher demonstration; simulation of a firefighters attacking a structure fire; and CPR and choking instructions.
  • Rochester Hills Fire Safety at Lowe’s Home Improvement
    Time:
    9 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
    Location: Lowe’s Home Improvement, 3277 S. Rochester Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
    Contact: John Lyman, Fire Life Safety Educator at (248) 841-2705
    Fire trucks, rescue vehicles and ambulances will be on display and fire safety handouts will be available. The event will feature firefighters talking about the importance of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers.
  • Troy Fire Department Open Houses
    Time: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019
    Location: Open houses will be held at all six fire stations:
    Troy Fire Station #1 – 1019 E. Big Beaver
    Troy Fire Station #2 – 5600 Livernois
    Troy Fire Station #3 – 2400 W. Big Beaver
    Troy Fire Station #4 – 2117 E. Maple
    Troy Fire Station #5 – 6399 John R
    Troy Fire Station #6 – 5901 Coolidge
    Contact: (248) 524-3419
    Visitors can tour a station, meet firefighters, look at the vehicles and equipment up-close, and watch various demonstrations. Stations will provide fire prevention related handout materials along with light refreshments. There will also be t-shirt raffles and coloring contests for the kids.
    Parking: There will be limited parking at Station 6. Additional parking with free shuttle at Hamilton Elementary School, 5625 Northfield Parkway. Station 4 has additional parking available across the street at St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church, 2160 E. Maple Rd. For Station 5, visitors should park at Troy Union Elementary School, 1340 E. Square Lake Rd. There will be a complimentary shuttle to Fire Station 5.
  • Utica Fire Department Open House
    Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019
    Location: 7609 Auburn Rd., Utica, MI 48317
    Contact: (586) 731-1313 ext. 300
    Event features a smokehouse demonstration with escape plan, fire station tours, equipment tours and fire safety literature.
  • Van Buren Township Public Safety Day
    Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
    Location: Menard’s Parking Lot, 10010 Belleville Road, Belleville, MI 48111
    Contact: (734) 699-8928
    Fire Safety House, fire hose spray operation, fire truck and police cars will be on display and children can participate in safety station activities.
  • Van Buren Township Fire Department Pancake Breakfast & Open House
    Time: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
    Location: Fire Station 2, 7981 Belleville Rd., MI 48111
    Contact: (734) 699-8928
    The event features a pancake breakfast, fire trucks on display and various fire safety activities.
  • Walled Lake Fire Department Public Education Events
    Time: September-November and Year Round 2019
    Location: 1499 E. West Maple, Walled Lake, MI 48390
    Contact: (248) 624-2088
    Fire Prevention education for preschools, public schools, home safety groups, children’s groups and associations can be scheduled at your location or the fire station by calling the fire department. CPR and AED certification instruction is also offered by appointment at the fire station as well as child car seat installation.
  • Washington Township Fire Department Open House
    Time: Noon – 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019
    Location: Fire Station 1, 11300 27 Mile Rd., Washington, MI 48094
    Contact: (586) 781-6161, ext. 34
    The event will be a Life Flight of Michigan demonstration at noon weather permitting, station and fire truck tours, Macomb County Sheriff and fire safety literature. Children can try on fire gear, spray the fire hose, and see Blaze the Fire Dog. There will be free popcorn, hot dogs, lemonade, free raffles, crafts, a moon walk, tattoos and balloons.
  • White Lake Township Fire Department Open House
    Time: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019
    Location: Fire Station 1, 7420 Highland Rd., White Lake, MI 48383
    Contact: Sgt. Russ Wrijil (248) 698-3335 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    The event will feature a smoke house, dunk tank, squirt house, extrication tool demonstration, grease kitchen fire demonstration, face painting, fire prevention materials including plastic helmets for kids. Food will be available.
  • Wixom Fire Department Fire Safety Presentations
    Time: September-October
    Location: Area schools
    Contact: (248) 624-1055
    Each fall, members of the Wixom Fire Department travel to Wixom and Loon Lake Elementary Schools and Wixom Christian School. The firefighters present safety programs to all students (including special needs students) in kindergarten through fifth grade to coincide with National Fire Prevention Week. For more details, or to schedule a school presentation, call the phone number listed above.
  • Wixom Fire Department Open House
    Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
    Location: Wixom Fire Department Headquarters, 1345 N. Wixom Rd., Wixom, MI 48393
    Contact: (248) 624-1055
    The event will feature fire trucks and emergency vehicles on display, an air bag demonstration, Jaws of Life demonstration, and fire extinguisher safety demonstration allowing selected children to put out grease pan fires.