Cape Coral Fire Department open house Saturday
This Saturday, Nov. 2, the public is invited to visit any of Cape Coral’s 11 fire stations from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. Each station provides visitors the opportunity to tour the station, meet firefighters and learn about the fire apparatus and equipment. There will also be fun, educational and public safety displays and activities at each station. Giveaways and games with prizes (while supplies last) will be at each station as well. The locations of the stations and the activities at each are as follows:
* Station 1, 4610 Coronado Parkway. The “Save a Life Station” will have Lee Health onsite accepting blood donations, Friends and Family CPR instruction, adoptable dogs from Paws Lee County Inc. and Animal Refuge Center Inc., and information from the Cape Coral Animal Shelter.
* Station 2, 701 Nicholas Parkway. The “Water Safety Station” will showcase the CCFD’s marine and dive equipment, CCPD’s marine unit will have equipment on display and the US Coast Guard Auxiliary mascot, Coastie, will be in in attendance.
* Station 3, 1627 Everest Parkway. The “CCPD Station” will have SWAT and K-9 demonstrations and an opportunity to meet Police Chief Dave Newlan.
* Station 4, 2007 Santa Barbara Blvd. The “Junior Firefighter Station” allows kids to don gear and navigate firefighter obstacles such as crawling through a smoky tunnel, using a hose and climbing a ladder. Visitors can also meet Fire Chief Ryan Lamb.
* Station 5, 1029 Diplomat Parkway. The “Wildland Safety Station” is where guests can see a Florida Forest Service bulldozer and transport truck and a Lee County Mosquito Control District helicopter. Visitors can also meet Smokey Bear and learn about insects with LCMCD.
* Station 6, 4540 Chiquita Parkway. The “Vehicle Safety Station” will have a Florida Highway Patrol car, vehicle extrication demonstrations and car seat checks with Safe Kids.
* Station 7, 3942 Burnt Store Road, N. CCFD Open House activities.
* Station 8, 707 S.W. 1st St. CCFD Open House activities.
* Station 9, 4107 Pelican Blvd. The “Child Safety Station” will have an inflatable fire safety smoke house for guests to explore, face painting and fingerprinting and 911 for kids with CCPD.
* Station 10, 3623 Gator Circle, W. CCFD Open House activities.
* Station 11, 1038 Burnt Store Road. The “Lee County EMS Station” will have an ambulance and the LeeFlight helicopter for guests to tour.
“The annual Open House is a fun and exciting way for us to engage the community,” says Fire Chief Ryan W. Lamb. “Visitors have the opportunity to learn about the different aspects of the CCFD, our all-hazards response capabilities, and our commitment to the well-being of people in our community. We look forward to welcoming everyone at all of our fire stations on November 2.”