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Northeast Times | October 26, 2021

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Colleyville Fire Department Open House

Colleyville Fire Department Open House

The Colleyville Fire Department Open House offers a fun way to observe and experience, up close, what your fire department is all about. It’s also a great opportunity to meet your firefighters and talk with them about the various operations and capabilities that they provide. Everything takes place at the Central Fire Station, 5209 Colleyville Blvd. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

There will be station tours, fire truck demonstrations, and special operations vehicles on display. The CareFlite air ambulance will be onsite providing tours of the medical helicopter. Firefighters will demonstrate vehicle extrication operations using the “jaws of life.” You can also get some hands-on experience with firefighter gear, flow water through a fire hose, and even extinguish a fire with a portable fire extinguisher. Experience how firefighters follow a fire hose in blind conditions, which they often have to do.

If all that activity works up an appetite, take a break and grab a hot dog and a cold drink on sale from one of the stands set up by the CFA. Vendors for smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, and other safety items will be on site. Other activities include flag collection for disposal by local Boy Scouts, registration for Kids Camp (scheduled June 15-19), and the Colleyville Citizens Fire Academy Citizens Alumni Association Bake Sale. All proceeds benefit the Colleyville Fire Department.