Waldoboro Fire Department hosts open house
Waldoboro — Participating in National Fire Prevention Week, the Waldoboro Fire Department has planned a week filled with events. According to Lt. Bill Bragg, the department will be visiting local schools and daycare centers throughout the week.
On Friday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m., the Waldoboro Firemen’s Association will be hosting its annual open house at the fire station, located at 1600 Atlantic Highway.
According to Asst. Chief William Maxwell, “there will be games for the children, fire truck rides and tours of the fire station. Of course Sparky the Fire Dog will be here with his friend Smokey The Bear and much more.”
“There will be something for everyone to do at the open house, there’s a bounce house that children can jump around in for free,” said association president, Steve Smith, “we’ll even let the grownups go for a ride on the fire truck!”
During the open house, Jean Lawrence will be displaying a photographic history of the Waldoboro Fire Department including news articles of fires in town throughout the years. Much of this information on display she used in compiling material for a book on the Waldoboro Fire Department that will be available next year to celebrate the fire department’s 175th anniversary.
Also that evening, the 1977 International Engine 4 and 1983 Chevrolet Recue One will be available for the citizens to see. These two pieces of apparatus are slated to be replaced by referendum vote on the November ballot. Fire department officers will be on hand to answer citizen questions regarding this request.
“It will be a great opportunity for parents to learn about protecting their homes and learn with their children, what to do in the event of a fire,” said Fire Chief Paul Smeltzer, “we hope all of our neighbors will join us on Friday evening, Oct. 12.”