The Brainerd Fire Department will host its annual open house from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at the main fire station on Laurel Street in Brainerd.
Participants will learn about fire prevention. There will be fire extinguisher and stop, drop and roll demonstrations and the fire safety house will be on site.
The fire department hosts its annual open house in October as it is Fire Prevention Month. This year’s theme is “Have Two Ways Out!” and focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice. The fire department advises residents to have two ways to escape from a burning building and that it should be practiced.
It is important to have a home fire escape plan that prepares your family to think fast and get out quickly when the smoke alarm sounds. What if your first escape route is blocked by smoke or flames? That’s why having two ways out is such a key part of your plan.