S. Deerfield Fire Dept. open house Sunday
SOUTH DEERFIELD — Ever wonder how firefighters escape from burning buildings, rescue drivers from smoking vehicles or extinguish deadly flames?
On Sunday , the South Deerfield Fire Department invites the community to find out at its second annual open house, where community members can get a first-hand look at how the 27 firefighters put out fires and save lives.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., department staff will be on hand to promote fire prevention, answer questions and give tours of the facility, located at 84 Greenfield Road.
At the event, firefighters will demonstrate how to rescue a person from a crushed car with the Jaws of Life hydraulic extrication tool and how to get out of a burning building.
Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog will also attend. Free hot dogs and refreshments will be served.
“We decided we wanted to have a fall event to bring in members of the community so they have an idea of what we do here and how we serve,” said South Deerfield Fire Lt. Adam Sokoloski.
The open house is held during National Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme is how to prevent kitchen fires, the most common fire, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Kitchen fires can be caused by grease splatter, careless cooking or faulty appliances.
The South Deerfield Fireman’s Association will focus on that theme locally by visiting Deerfield Elementary School to teach students fire safety.
The open house also offers a chance for Deerfield residents to look into pursuing a firefighting career.
For more information, contact the department at 413-665-2313.
You can reach Kathleen McKiernan at:
or 413-772-0261 ext. 268.