Kearny Fire Department’s annual Open House is later this week


From the 2017 Open House — Chief Fire Inspector Juan Barroso Jr. demonstrates a fire hose to a youngster.

The Kearny Fire Department’s annual Open House takes place Thursday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fire Headquarters, 109 Midland Ave. The event, open to one and all, will include food and refreshments, a vehicle-extraction demonstration, fire-sprinkler demonstrations and a fire-hose station where residents will be able to get to operate a hose (it’s not as easy as it looks!) The event is part of this year’s Fire Prevention Week.

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