During national Fire Prevention Week, fire stations are opening their doors to their communities to support education and outreach, and Long Beach is no exception. The Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) Open House will take place on Saturday, October 14, from 11:00AM to 2:00PM at Station 12 located on East Artesia Boulevard.
The open house is being held in an effort to enhance civic engagement and increase the public’s awareness of how to prevent, as well as respond to fires.
“The Long Beach Fire Department works hard to ensure the safety of our community as well as surrounding communities. Just this week, the City’s Fire staff were deployed to Orange County to assist with combating Canyon Fire 2,” Mayor Robert Garcia said in a statement. “Our City is proud to participate in National Fire Prevention Week through events like Fire Station 12 Open House.”
The event is open to the entire community and will include fire station tours, extraction and search dog demonstrations, and remarks by Vice Mayor Rex Richardson.
Schedule of Events:
- 11:00AM Open House Begins
- 11:15AM to 11:35AM Fire Station Tour
- 11:35AM to 11:55AM Job Specific Demonstrations for Firefighters
- 12:00PM to 12:15PM Elected Remarks & History of Station 12 Video
- 12:25PM to 12:45PM “Jaws of Life” Extrication Demonstration
- 12:45PM to 1:15PM Fire Station Tour
- 1:15PM to 1:45PM Haz-Mat Display/Demonstration
- 1:45PM to 2:00PM Fire Station Tour
*Tentative Schedule of Events. Times and demonstrations are subject to change.
“I encourage the community to come out to this fun and educational event,” Vice Mayor Rex Richardson said in a statement. “This event will allow residents to get to know the people behind the uniforms and get an up-close look at Fire Station 12.”
National Fire Prevention Week runs starts on October 8 and runs through October 14. An LBFD Open House is expected to become a new annual tradition for the department and will be held at different stations each year in an effort to reach all Long Beach communities, according to the release.
“As part of Fire Prevention Week, the Long Beach Fire Department welcomes members of the public to Fire Station 12,” stated Fire Chief Michael DuRee. “We are committed to educating our community about the importance of fire safety and about the contributions made by the men and women of the fire department in service to our City.”
Station 12 is located at 1199 East Artesia Boulevard.