The annual Bloomfield Township Open House held Sunday, Oct. 12, was a glowing success.
The weather was perfect throughout the day and conditions were ideal for the crowds of people that visited. There was much for them to see and do. Kids got a chance to try on some road crew outfits and climb into the heavy equipment. Sparky the Fire Dog demonstrated the fire safety technique of rolling on the ground and the fire department showed how quickly a fire can spread and consume a living space.
The flame-filled model bedroom set up at the fire station was impressive, but it also carried the message that smoke alarms save lives. The event was presented in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week, and this year’s theme was “Working smoke alarms save lives: Test yours every month.”
But all of the Township departments were on display, each offering something special to do and see.
All in all, it was a fun way to take advantage of a sunny afternoon.
Plans are in the works for next year’s Open House.