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LPFD to kick off Fire Prevention Week with annual open house

La PORTE, IN (Sept. 27, 2021) - The City of La Porte Fire Department will be hosting its annual open house this weekend, according to Assistant Fire Chief Kelly Burke. 

Following a year off due to COVID-19, Burke said the department is happy to be welcoming the public back to Fire Station 1 for a chance to meet with firefighters and learn about fire prevention and safety. He said this is especially important as Fire Prevention Week begins on Oct. 3. 

"Our annual open house is a great opportunity for residents to get to know the firefighters serving our community," Burke said. "It can also be a great way to teach both kids and adults important information about fire prevention and safety. We are happy to provide this service to the public and hope many are able to attend." 

The LPFD Open House will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fire Station 1, located at 809 W. 18th St. A free lunch will be offered, as well as tours of the station and the EDITH House. Additionally, the Lindsey O'Brien Kesling Wishing Tree Foundation will be giving away free carbon monoxide detectors. 

No RSVPs are necessary. Residents with questions may contact Burke at 219-362-3456.