Open House at Moose Creek fire station today; new programs to be introduced

BERWICK — North Stormont Fire Chief Dan Gauvin and his firefighters will greet the public at the Moose Creek fire station today.

Running 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the open house will feature a visit from mascot Sparky at 11:30 a.m. and a hot-dog lunch at noon.

The event will also serve to introduce the North Stormont fire service’s new Junior Firefighter program (aimed at youth 14 to 16, and 16 to 18 years old) and to introduce the township’s first Junior Fire Safety Ambassador.

“This free public event is aimed at raising public awareness and fire prevention to meet local firefighters, check out their trucks and equipment, and ask questions about smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, home escape plans, and any other fire-related concern,” notes Mayor Dennis Fife.

“Open houses give families and businesses the chance to meet their local firefighters and tour the station that serves their homes and properties,” says Gauvin, who will be assisted by Senior Captain Forgues in introducing the new programs at 11:30.

Forgues will be available for those interested in joining our family of volunteer firefighter or our junior volunteer programs in North Stormont.

Raffles will be held at the end of the day. The fire department says it looks forward to “seeing you and sharing being part of A Family Protecting A Bigger Family with our community.”

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