Sheridan Fire and Rescue Open House

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Fireman George Neeson keeps a careful eye on five year-old Jackson Bennett manning the fire hose during the Sheridan Fire and Rescue Open House held Saturday.
Fireman George Neeson keeps a careful eye on five year-old Jackson Bennett manning the fire hose during the Sheridan Fire and Rescue Open House held Saturday.

Sheridan Fire and Rescue held their annual open house Saturday in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week.

Burgers and popcorn, fire truck rides, station tours -- it was a time to get a close-up look at our local fire station. Fire Marshal Brian Songer explains.

The attendance was great, especially with the number of kids that were there. Songer says the Junior Firefighter Combat Challenge was the highlight.

But it's more than just fun and games; it's about teaching the kids how important fire safety is.

And it's also about reminding parents how important fire safety is for their families.

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 left 100,000 people homeless, burned approximately 3 1/3 square miles and killed 300 people.

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