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'Every second counts'

Becky Vargo • Sep 22, 2017 at 12:00 PM

“Every second counts: Plan two ways out” is the theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8-14.

Local fire departments are hosting open houses to promote that message, as well as offer information on prevention and dealing with small fires.

Families will get a chance to meet firefighters, ride fire trucks, see demonstrations and learn how to use fire extinguishers or a fire hose. There will be games at some events, as well as refreshments.

The open houses started Thursday with the annual Robinson Elementary School/Robinson Fire Department open house held at the elementary school. 

Following is a list of upcoming Northwest Ottawa County open houses. 

Sept. 28 - Thursday

Spring Lake Township Fire/Rescue

Mill Point Park, Spring Lake Village

6-8 p.m.

Oct. 2 - Monday

Port Sheldon Township Fire Department

16045 Port Sheldon St.

6-8 p.m.

Oct. 9 - Monday

Ferrysburg Fire Department

17411 N. Shore Drive

6-8 p.m.

Oct. 10 - Tuesday

Grand Haven Township Fire/Rescue

13250 168th Ave.

5:30-8 p.m. 

Oct. 14 – Saturday

Grand Haven Department of Public Safety

525 Washington Ave.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Oct. 16 — Monday

Crockery Township Fire Department

16875 Main St., Nunica

6-8 p.m.

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