Bartow, Fla. (September 30, 2019) —As part of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Prevention Week, two PCFR stations will be open to the public as they play host to open house events on October 5 and 12.
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 a plethora of activates for kids, including a bounce house, safety house and kids firefighter challenges. Staff will be 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 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:
- PCFR Station 19 - Peace Creek, 5361 Rifle Range Road, Bartow, FL
On Saturday, October 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:
- PCFR Station 46 – Lake Marion Creek, 9500 Marigold Avenue, Poinciana. FL
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 “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and protect your escape!”
Come experience, learn and have fun with Polk County Fire Rescue.