The Dearborn Fire Department will host its annual open house to celebrate Fire Prevention Week Oct. 12.
The event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at Fire Station No. 2, 19800 Outer Drive, north of Michigan Avenue.
Guests can check out the department’s fire trucks, see a survival flight helicopter and a demonstration of the Bomb Squad robot, spray a fire hose and take pictures of themselves in firefighter gear.
There also will be hot dogs provided by the Allstate Champnella Agency of Dearborn and face painting by the Dearborn High School Key Club.
“Prevent Kitchen Fires” is the theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week, which is Oct. 6-12.
Cooking is the leading cause of home fires, according to the Dearborn Fire Department and the National Fire Protection Association.
The fire department reminds residents that working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half and should be installed on every level of a home and outside of each sleeping area.
Also, households that have a planned and practiced home fire escape plan are more prepared and will therefore be more likely to survive a fire.
For more information about Fire Prevention Week and fire preparedness, call 313-943-2277.
Later in October, the Dearborn Firefighters Burn Drive will hold its annual pumpkin sale at the Fire Safety House, located at 19750 Outer Drive. Sales will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27.
Any size pumpkin is $5. Visitors can climb on a fire truck, have their face painted and enjoy free Coney dogs, apple cider, doughnuts and cookies.
For more information, call 313-478-6761.