Plymouth Fire Department Annual October Open House
Plymouth Fire Department hosts an annual open house at Fire Station III, 3300 Dunkirk Ln., each October. The open house is a opportunity to have fun together as a family and learn about safety at the same time. Attendees get a chance to experience 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.
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 Contest Guidelines
- 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. Call 763-509-5198 for this year’s due date.
Fire Prevention Classroom Presentations
Plymouth firefighters bring fire prevention and safety education into preschool - grade 6 classrooms. The presentations are particularly popular during National Fire Prevention Month each October. Presentations are 50 minutes and include a video and hands-on instruction. The kindergarten presentation is 30 minutes. Weather permitting, firefighters take kids outside to see the fire truck. Call 763-509-5198 to schedule a visit.
Firefighter 5K Run/Walk
Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to join in the annual Plymouth Firefighters’ 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run, which is held the last Saturday in September of each year. The 5K is followed by a free kid’s fun run.
The run starts at Plymouth Fire Station II, 12000 Old Rockford Rd. The 3.1-mile course is laid out south of the fire station on neighborhood streets with gently rolling hills. Runners and walkers in the 5K will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt.
Proceeds benefit the Plymouth Firefighters Relief Association. The run is sponsored by the City of Plymouth, Plymouth Fire Department and the Medicine Lake Run Group. Register online at active.com.