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Marlborough firefighters host open house

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

Sam Larsen, 3, aims a fire hose with help from Firefighter Mike Burnell.

Marlborough – The Marlborough Central Fire Station hosted a fun and educational open house Oct. 14 in observance of National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8 to 14). This year’s theme was “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out!” The fire-safety literature distributed emphasized that everyone needs to have an escape plan.

Dressed in junior-sized firefighter uniforms, children challenged themselves in an obstacle course and then aimed a fire hose at a mock burning building. They also got behind the wheel of the department’s emergency vehicles. Guests of all ages observed a vehicle extraction demonstration.

Families were treated to pizza courtesy of Papa Gino’s, along with ice cream and popcorn. Patriot Ambulance donated helium balloons and crayons.

The following day, the Marlborough Fire Department (MFD) and the Rev. Michael McKinnon, its chaplain, observed the annual Firefighters Sunday at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church. McKinnon officiated a memorial service for fallen firefighters and blessed the MFD’s fleet.

(Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Joshua Hourihan, 4, learns how to spray a mock burning building from Lt. Danny Chaousis.

Felicity Johnson, 2, completes an obstacle course.

Firefighters remove the windshield during a vehicle extraction demonstration.

Hunter Peters, 4, meets Sparky the Fire Dog.

James Pinto, 8, asks Battalion Chief Kenneth MacEwen a question about the vehicle evacuation process.

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