In observance of National Fire Prevention Week, the Bloomington Fire Department will host fire open houses at all six fire stations in Bloomington on October 9, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Visitors can meet the firefighters, check out the equipment used in the profession, and learn the sounds of fire safety.
This year’s theme, the sounds of fire safety, is meant to help people recognize the different emergency alarm sounds, and to know how to act based on the alarm sound. This year’s theme particularly highlights smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms that meet the needs of people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Other alert devices include strobe lights, low frequency alarms, and bed/pillow shakers that activate at the sound of the alarm.
To prevent injury and death from fire, residents can make sure to their smoke and CO alarms meet the needs of everyone in their home, including those with sensory or physical disabilities by following these tips:
Install a bedside alert device that responds to the sound of the smoke and CO alarms.
Sleep with your mobility device, glasses, and phone close to your bed.
Keep pathways like hallways lit with night lights and free from clutter.
Everyone is welcome to attend a fire open house at these locations:
Fire Station 1
10 West 95th Street
Fire Station 2
10601 Xerxes Avenue
Fire Station 3
2301 East 86th Street
Fire Station 4
4201 West 84th Street
Fire Station 5
10540 Bush Lake Road
Fire Station 6
8601 Lakeview Road
For questions about fire safety and alert devices, contact the Bloomington Fire Department at 952-563-4801.