Fire Training Tower in South Everett Open To Public Saturday

October 3, 2014

Events in Everett

FD 1 tower

The training tower will be open to the public Saturday from 10am – Noon.

If you’ve ever wanted to climb a fire training tower, see how hard it is to control a fire hose or touch a fire truck, you can have that opportunity Saturday at an open house for Fire District 1 in south Everett right behind Mariner High School. Here are the details from Leslie Hynes at Fire District 1…

Snohomish County Fire District 1 will kick off Fire Prevention Month with an open house for the public on Saturday, Oct. 4.

The open house will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fire District 1 Training Tower (near Mariner High School), 12425 Meridian Ave. S, Everett. Guests at the open house can:

  • Meet firefighters, see a fire engine up close and spray water from a fire hose.
  • Tour the training tower and get tips on how to create a fire escape map for your home.
  • Try the 9-1-1 call simulator and learn what information will help when you place an emergency call.
  • Complete the Fire Safety Adventure game and win a prize.

The open house activities will focus on this year’s Fire Prevention Month theme: “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”

“In a fire, seconds count,” said Fire Chief Ed Widdis. “Roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out.”

Fire District 1 offers these smoke alarm safety tips:

Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly.
Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it.

Fire District 1 is the largest provider of fire and emergency medical services in Snohomish County, with full-time staffing at 12 fire stations. The department serves nearly 200,000 residents in unincorporated south Snohomish County, Brier, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace.

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