The Bellevue Fire Department’s annual open house is Saturday, and two children who present home fire escape plans when they visit will win special prizes from the Fire Department.
The Bellevue Fire Department provided the following information about the Open House event:
Children who present home fire escape plans when they visit a fire station could get the opportunity to ride to school in a fire engine. Second prize will be dinner for six at a Bellevue fire station, with parental supervision.
All nine of Bellevue's fire stations will be open for visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to station tours, visitors will see water extinguisher demonstrations and stove fire displays. They can experience a fiery room (with theatrical smoke) in a child safety trailer.
People will have the opportunity to try on firefighter "bunker" gear, meet Bellevue Police SWAT officers and see the SWAT Bear Cat vehicle. Cake will be offered at some stations; coffee and cookies at all nine.
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Bellevue Paramedic program, medics will let visitors to stations 1, 3 or 9 try intubate a mannequin or treat it traumatic injuries.The doors will be open at:
- Station One, 766 Bellevue Way SE
- Station Two, 2802 148th Ave. SE
- Station Three, 16100 NE Eighth St.
- Station Four, 4216 Factoria Blvd. SE
- Station Five, 9621 NE 24th St.
- Station Six, 1850 132nd Ave. NE
- Station Seven, 11900 SE Eighth St.
- Station Eight, 5701 Lakemont Blvd. SE
- Station Nine, 12412 Newcastle Way
Children ages seven through 15 who live in and attend school in the Bellevue, Newcastle, Medina, Beaux Arts, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point or Yarrow Point can enter the drawing to get a very flashy ride to school.
The entry form and rules can be found at www.bellevuewa.gov/10250.htm or call Lt. Troy Donlin (425-452-6995) for details.