The Vails Gate Fire Department will be hosting an Open House this Sunday, April 28, from 12 noon to 3 pm. at our Station 1, located at 872 Blooming Grove Turnpike (Route 94), New Windsor, ¼ mile east of 5 corners, rain or shine.
Area residents of all ages are welcome to come by and learn more about our department and the services that our members provide to the community. Firefighters will be on hand to display our tools and equipment, educate the public on fire safety, and talk about what it takes to become a firefighter. Participants will be able to tour the Firehouse and the Fire trucks and there will be hands on demonstrations that will include how to properly and safely use a fire extinguisher, as well as the opportunity to operate a fire hose. In addition, participants will be able to experience our smoke house, and what it is like trying to find your way around when attempting to escape a fire.
The Open House is in coordination with the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York's (FASNY)annual 'Recruit NY' weekend as well as National Volunteer Week. For more information regarding FASNY’s Recruit NY program, go to www.recruitny.org. For more information about the Vails Gate Fire Department, or to find out about becoming a member, go to www.vailsgatefd.com, or stop by any Sunday from 9 am to 11 am or Monday from 7 pm to 9 pm.