Plymouth Fire Department Annual October Open House
In October, the Plymouth Fire Department hosts an annual open house at Fire Station III. The interactive event features many fun activities that double as learning opportunities. Attendees get a close-up look at the world of firefighters, police officers and paramedics through demonstrations, displays and hands-on activities.
Kids who bring in a drawing of a home fire escape plan or a homemade fire safety poster can trade it for a free pumpkin, harvest permitting. Families may also exchange a non-perishable food item for a free pumpkin. Donations go to Interfaith Outreach and People Responding in Social Ministry (PRISM). For more information, call 763-509-5198.
Fire Prevention Classroom Presentations
Plymouth firefighters bring fire prevention and safety education into preschool though grade 6 classrooms. Presentations are 50 minutes and include a video and hands-on instruction. The kindergarten presentation is 30 minutes. During the visit, firefighters take kids outside to see the fire truck (weather permitting). Visit the Fire Department's Request for Public Education page to schedule a visit.
October is National Fire Prevention month and the Plymouth Fire Department sponsors a poster contest for fourth and fifth grade students. Kids can make their fire prevention posters at home or at school.
Plymouth’s grand prize winner wins a ride to school in a fire truck. The Plymouth Crime and Fire Prevention Fund also award cash prizes. Firefighters escort the grand prize winner and his/her family to a regional poster contest banquet.
Poster size should be 12" x 18". There are no restrictions on the materials used to create the poster. Yarn, glitter and other materials are acceptable. On the back of the poster, children must list their name, age, grade, school and teacher’s name. Parent’s names and a home telephone number must also be included. Posters should be dropped off at the fire administrative offices, located in the Public Safety Building, 3400 Plymouth Blvd.
Winners have been selected for the 2016 Fire Prevention Poster Contest. This year’s theme was Don’t Wait: Check the Date, and encourages residents to replace their smoke alarms every 10 years.
This year’s grand-prize winning poster was designed by Kylee Wooten – a fifth grade student at Plymouth Creek Elementary School. A first-place winner was chosen from each elementary school that participated in the contest.
First Place Winners
- Eleanor Swanson, Birchview Elementary School
- Clara Rieschl, Fourth Baptist Christian School
- Sofia Berglund, Greenwood Elementary School
- Lauren Nowiniski, Kimberly Lane Elementary School
- Kiera Meyers, Meadow Ridge Elementary School
- Maia Stephens, Oakwood Elementary School
- Parvathy Jayachandran, Providence Academy
- Marla Westrick, Sunset Hill Elementary School
- Lillian James, Zachary Lane Elementary School