Fire station open houses Oct. 13

Learning how to use a fire extinguisher

Fire station open houses Oct. 13

In support of National Fire Prevention Week, the Bellevue Fire Department will host its annual open house on Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All nine fire stations will serve free cookies and other refreshments, and firefighters will give tours and answer questions.

Residents are invited to try firefighting activities.

  • Learn hands-only CPR: Participants get to practice on a mannequin. Learn how to save a life in a matter of minutes.
  • Discharge a fire extinguisher: You’ve had that fire extinguisher. Learn how to use it.
  • Try on firefighter bunker gear: Wonder how it feels before they go into a burning building? Try on firefighter gear and find out.
  • Enter the “Ride to School in a Fire Engine” contest.

Additional activities will be at selected stations.

  • Stovetop fire display: View how to properly extinguish a kitchen fire during a live demonstration involving real fuel and fire. At stations 1, 2, 3, 8 and 9.
  • Residential sprinkler demonstration: The state Fire Marshal’s Office will demonstrate the effectiveness of home sprinkler systems and how these systems save lives. At Station 3.

Station Locations

  • Station 1 – 766 Bellevue Way SE
  • Station 2 – 2802 148th Ave. SE
  • Station 3 – 16100 NE Eighth St. 
  • Station 4 – 4216 Factoria Blvd. SE
  • Station 5 – 9621 NE 24th St.
  • Station 6 – 1850 132nd Ave. NE
  • Station 7 – 11900 SE Eighth St.
  • Station 8 – 5701 Lakemont Blvd. SE
  • Station 9 – 12412 Newcastle Way

No RSVP is required and all residents are invited. 

Published on 10/10/2018
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