Come and kick off the summer at the MSVFD Open House on Saturday, June 22 at 2:00pm. The MSVFD will be on hand to recruit new members, train existing members, and educate the public on fire safety with live demonstrations which will include a roll over simulator, proper use and handling of fire extinguishers, live vehicle extrication, firefighter safety and survival, and more. The MSVFD’s ladder truck, which is the fire department’s newly acquired aerial apparatus, will be used at the event to demonstrate how accessibility and time can be a major factor in emergency situations. Fire trucks and equipment will be on display. The live demonstrations will educate the young, the old, and everyone in between on fire safety.
During the open house the Middletown Springs Firefighter Association will be holding their annual basket raffle, along with a 50/50 raffle, and silent auction. Printed t-shirts will be available for the event. There will be a bouncy house and ice cream for the young and young at heart.
Some of the items that you could win during the event are NASCAR Sprint Cup tickets to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 14, table lamps from Hubbardton Forge, a cord of fire wood, golf for four at Proctor-Pittsford Country Club, a charcoal grill, a load of top soil, and variety of valuable baskets with fun themes.
“We respond to many different emergency situations and provide mutual aid to several surrounding towns. We want to invite the public to this event because, as a department, we are proud of what we do and what we have accomplished,” Joe Castle, Chief of Middletown Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
“This event will have something for everyone. We are hoping for a great community event that will raise fire safety awareness and remind people that the fire department does more than fight fires. This event should be educational and fun for every one that attends, and they will have several opportunities to win some really great items.” Karen Mach, Middletown Springs Firefighter Association and event organizer.