Bartow, Fla. (September 28, 2018) — As part of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Prevention Week, four Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) stations will be open to the public as they play host to open house events on October 6 and 13.
During the event hours, the public will be able to tour the fire stations, meet their local firefighters, receive safety tips, and experience multiple firefighting and rescue vehicles. There will also be staff on hand to give free blood pressure checks, as well as explaining how to become a part of the Polk County Fire Rescue family.
Locations and Times
On Saturday, October 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. stop by one of these stations:
• Four Corners Station 42, 50945 US 27, Davenport, FL 33837
• Medulla Station 2, 2523 Ewell Road, Lakeland, FL 33813
On Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. stop by one of these stations:
• Babson Park Station 1, 714 N Scenic Highway, Babson Park, FL 33827
• Jan Phyl Station 5, 333 American Spirit Rd., Winter Haven, FL 33880
The NFPA is a global nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. Along with more than 50,000 members worldwide, the NFPA seeks to help make the world a safer place by teaching how and why fires start. The organization offers a multitude of consumer-friendly fact sheets on various fire related topics, which can be found on their website (www.nfpa.org). This year’s NFPA Fire Prevention Week message is “Look, Listen, Learn. Be aware fire can happen anywhere.”