2015 Open House a Shining Success

Perfect weather helped make the Bloomfield Township Open House held Sunday, Oct. 11, an all-around success.

A huge crowd turned out throughout the day as kids and adults found an abundance of things to see and do. The heavy equipment, including snow plows, were out in full force, and you could hitch a ride in a police car with the siren wailing. The kids especially enjoyed the giant slide and the opportunity to direct a spouting fire hose toward a mockup of a building on fire.
A Beaumont Hospital helicopter made a precise landing on the Township campus, drawing hundreds of spectators.

Adults could get a passport or register to vote and everyone feasted on hotdogs, pizza, tacos, pumpkin pie, cider and doughnuts.

A dramatic moment came when firefighters set a model bedroom on fire to demonstrate how quickly a fire spreads and why it is so important to have smoke detectors in every bedroom. The Open House was held in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10, with the theme of “Hear the Beep where you Sleep.”

Here are some scenes from the day.

Kids leaving house


Firefighting demo


Kids sliding down


K9 demostration


Helicopter landing