Plymouth Fire Department Annual October Open House
Plymouth Fire Department hosts an annual open house at Fire Station III, 3300 Dunkirk Ln., each October. The open house is a opportunity to have fun together as a family and learn about safety at the same time. Attendees get a chance to experience the world of firefighters, police officers and paramedics through demonstrations, displays and hands-on activities.
- Buy a new bike helmet.
- Try the Fire Department’s thermal imaging cameras, a life saving technology used in search and rescue operations.
- Learn how to use a fire extinguisher.
- Shoot water from a fire hose.
Kids who bring in a drawing of a home fire escape plan or a homemade fire safety poster can trade it for a free pumpkin, harvest permitting. Families may also exchange a non-perishable food item for a free pumpkin. Donations go to Interfaith Outreach and People Responding in Social Ministry (PRISM). For more information, call 763-509-5198.
October is National Fire Prevention month and the Plymouth Fire Department sponsors a poster contest for fourth and fifth grade students. Kids can make their fire prevention posters at home or at school.
Plymouth’s grand prize winner wins a ride to school in a fire truck. The Plymouth Crime and Fire Prevention Fund also award cash prizes. Firefighters escort the grand prize winner and his/her family to a regional poster contest banquet.
Poster Contest Guidelines
- Poster size should be 12" x 18".
- There are no restrictions on the materials used to create the poster. Yarn, glitter and other materials are acceptable.
- On the back of the poster, children must list their name, age, grade, school and teacher’s name. Parent’s names and a home telephone number must also be included.
- Posters should be dropped off at the fire administrative offices, located in the Public Safety Building, 3400 Plymouth Blvd. Call 763-509-5198 for this year’s due date.
Fire Prevention Classroom Presentations
Plymouth firefighters bring fire prevention and safety education into preschool - grade 6 classrooms. The presentations are particularly popular during National Fire Prevention Month each October. Presentations are 50 minutes and include a video and hands-on instruction. The kindergarten presentation is 30 minutes. Weather permitting, firefighters take kids outside to see the fire truck. Call 763-509-5198 to schedule a visit.
Firefighter 5K Run/Walk
Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to join in the annual Plymouth Firefighters’ 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run, which is held the last Saturday in September of each year. The 5K is followed by a free kid’s fun run.
The run starts at Plymouth Fire Station II, 12000 Old Rockford Rd. The 3.1 mile course is laid out south of the fire station on neighborhood streets with gently rolling hills. Runners and walkers in the 5K will receive a long-sleeved T-shirt.
Proceeds benefit the Plymouth Firefighters Relief Association. The run is sponsored by the City of Plymouth, Plymouth Fire Department and the Medicine Lake Run Group.