The North Liberty Fire Department will host an open house with free fun on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its headquarters, 25 W. Cherry St. During the open house, the department will offer kids activities for all ages, including a water activity, as well as tours of the station, fire truck and equipment displays, and fire safety information.
The open house caps the 100th Fire Prevention Week, which runs from Oct. 9 through 15, and this year focuses on encouraging everyone to plan to safely escape from fire and learn educate simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires. This year’s campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape” is important because today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.