The Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company held its annual open house event called “Kids Day” on Sunday, June 3rd, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Though the event is called “Kids Day”… it’s not just for kids. The fire company offered fire prevention and safety tips, demonstrations for getting out alive through the use of a fire safety trailer, practicing the stop, drop and roll technique, and dialing 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency. They also teamed with other agencies including the Brookfield Police Department to speak with residents about car seat safety and the importance of seatbelts–as well as the local Rotary Club available to photograph children for the Amber Alert program.
Kids and adults got to “dress up” in firefighter’s gear–feeling the actual weight that firefighter’s must carry. As usual, the water guns were lots of fun and Fire Truck rides were a tremendous “crowd pleasure” and overall success!
Firefighters performed a live burn scenario in conjunction with the State of Connecticut Fire Marshal’s arson detection canine. The fire company, who sponsored the whole day of events, also provided popcorn, frozen smoothies and refreshments for all who attended.