WESTON, Conn. -- Bring your kids to the Weston Volunteer Fire Departments Open House on Saturday and theyll learn a lot about fighting fires.
The annual event, to be held at department headquarters on Norfield Road from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will give kids the opportunity to use a real fire hose to put out a fake fire. Theyll also get the chance to use the departments thermal-imaging camera to see things under smoke conditions. A member of the department will also demonstrate the Jaws of Life hydraulic extrication tool, which is used to cut apart a car involved in an accident.
Visitors will have the opportunity to explore department fire trucks and a safety trailer that will demonstrate fire hazards in a house.
The first 75 kids to arrive will receive a free T-shirt and there will be a variety of handouts, including balloons, stickers, light-up pins and plastic fire helmets.
Members of the department will be on hand to welcome guests and to describe their roles in fighting fires in Weston.
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