Last week was National Fire Prevention Week and the Sheridan Fire Department ended the week with an open house on Saturday. Over three hundred people stopped in at the station at the corner of Scott and Works to enjoy tours of the station and equipment, lunch, and fire truck rides. Fire Marshall Brian Songer, of Sheridan Fire and Rescue describes another event the kids could participate in.
The theme for the open house was “Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With.” Songer explains.
Fire Prevention Week, held the first week of October, was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 that burned more than 2000 acres, destroying over 17,000 structures, leaving 100,000 homeless and killing more than 250 people.