WESTON, Conn. — Steve Ash, a captain with the Weston Volunteer Fire Department, will give a special presentation on "Fire Safety at Home" at the Weston Historical Society.
His talk will be held Sunday July 23, at 2:30 p.m. as part of the current exhibit: “Honoring Weston’s Own Fire and EMS Volunteers.”
Ash’s presentation will outline how to ensure a fire-safe home; including a discussion on fire and smoke detectors, carbon dioxide detectors, and storage of flammable goods.
A home fire can be a devastating event, which puts children at most risk. Ash will detail sensible precautions you can take to safeguard your home, how to recognize early warning signs of fire, and what to do to in case of emergency.
Before and after the Captain’s talk, one or more of the WVFD Trucks will be in the Society parking lot. Volunteer fire fighters will be present to answer questions and to give tours of the vehicle.
Children are encouraged to explore the truck, try on our child-sized Weston Fire Fighter uniforms and visit the exhibit in the museum.
The Captain’s presentation is free.
Steve Ash, a 21-year veteran of the WVFD, was elected captain in January 2016 after serving as interim captain. Ash is responsible for Fire Station 1 on Norfield Road, just behind Town Hall.
Captains act as a “bridge between a lieutenant and the chief,” and are charged with checking trucks, vehicles and other equipment.
The exhibit is open from 1to 4 p.m. Suggested donation for the exhibit is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. For more information, visit www.westonhistoricalsociety.org .
The Weston Volunteer Fire Department is not a town agency or department. It is a nonprofit membership corporation. It is an all-volunteer, unpaid fire department made up of both women and men who go through extensive and ongoing state-certified training. The WVFD is ready 24/7 to respond to the over 500 calls received each year, including structure fires, motor vehicle accidents, hazardous material spills, downed power lines, water rescues, and countless other emergencies in town.
“Honoring Weston’s Own Fire and EMS Volunteers” exhibit features 25 stunning color-on-metal photographs taken by Weston firefighter and professional photographer Bruce Ando, shot in the course of duty and at training exercises in Weston and around the state. Also on display is Ando’s series of black and white photographic portraits commemorating many of the selfless men and women who have served as Weston Volunteer Firefighters.
In addition, the exhibit highlights the history of the fire and EMS departments, and showcases a collection of apparatus, artifacts, helmets, uniforms and other gear.
The Weston Historical Society thanks its sponsors: Fairfield County Bank, Cohen & Wolf P.C., KMS Partners at Coldwell Banker, the Weston Volunteer Fire Department and Weston EMS, and Weston Kiwanis Foundation.
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