The perennially popular Sartell Fire Department Open House will take place from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the fire department lot next to the police station.
There will also be at least one police officer and squad car at the event for children visitors to crawl around in.
October is National Fire Prevention Month. The open house is a chance for residents to honor firefighters, to get to know them on a one-to-one basis, to learn fire-safety tips and for children to become aware of fire safety.
The Sartell Fire Department, which also serves Le Sauk Township and other areas when mutual-aid calls are invoked, does more than extinguish house fires. Its volunteer members also respond to building and vehicle fires, water rescues and medical emergencies.