Fire Prevention Week Fire department to host open house
On Saturday, Oct. 2, New Canaan Fire will host its annual open house. This comes in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the firehouse, 60 Main St.
In addition to trying out a fire hose, tours of the firehouse, and firefighters in gear. This year's open house will have a Fire Simulation Trailer where children can practice the correct way to exit a burning building in case of an emergency.
Firefighters will be there to show the proper use of fire extinguishers, using the Bullex system. The Bullex system uses controlled fire and water powered extinguisher to help learn the correct techniques.
There will also be a "seat belt convincer" which is a machine that simulates a 5 mph car crash to teach the value of seatbelts.
The machine will also simulate a vehicle rollover accident (using test dummies) to show the effects on belted and unbelted passengers.