CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- The Cape Coral Fire Department is inviting the public to visit any of their stations this weekend as they host open houses.
They're happening on Saturday, November 2nd all across the city, from 9 a.m. through noon.
Each station provides visitors the opportunity to tour the station, meet firefighters, and learn about the fire apparatus and equipment. There will also be fun, educational, and different public safety displays and activities at each station.
Giveaways and games with prizes will be at each station as well.
The locations of the stations and the activities at each are as follows:
Station 1, 4610 Coronado Parkway. The “Save a Life Station” will have Lee Health onsite accepting blood donations, Friends and Family CPR instruction, adoptable dogs from Paws Lee County, Inc. and Animal Refuge Center, Inc., and information from the Cape Coral Animal Shelter.
Station 2, 701 Nicholas Parkway. The “Water Safety Station” will showcase the CCFD’s marine and dive equipment, CCPD’s marine unit will have equipment on display, and the US Coast Guard Auxiliary mascot, Coastie, will be in in attendance.
Station 3, 1627 Everest Parkway. The “CCPD Station” will have SWAT and K-9 demonstrations and an opportunity to meet Police Chief Dave Newlan.
Station 4, 2007 Santa Barbara Boulevard. The “Junior Firefighter Station” allows kids to don gear and navigate firefighter obstacles such as crawling through a smoky tunnel, using a hose, and climbing a ladder. Visitors can also meet Fire Chief Ryan Lamb.
Station 5, 1029 Diplomat Parkway. The “Wildland Safety Station” is where guests can see a Florida Forest Service bulldozer and transport truck and a Lee County Mosquito Control District (LCMCD) helicopter. Visitors can also meet Smokey Bear and learn about insects with LCMCD.
Station 6, 4540 Chiquita Parkway. The “Vehicle Safety Station” will have a Florida Highway Patrol car, vehicle extrication demonstrations, and car seat checks with Safe Kids.
Station 7, 3942 Burnt Store Road N. CCFD Open House activities.
Station 8, 707 SW 1st St. CCFD Open House activities.
Station 9, 4107 Pelican Boulevard. The “Child Safety Station” will have an inflatable fire safety smoke house for guests to explore, face painting, and fingerprinting and 911 for kids with CCPD.
Station 10, 3623 Gator Circle W. CCFD Open House activities.
Station 11, 1038 Burnt Store Road. The “Lee County EMS Station” will have an ambulance and the LeeFlight helicopter for guests to tour.
Station 7, 3942 Burnt Store Road N, Station 8, 707 SW 1st St., and Station 10, 3623 Gator Circle West, will have CCFD Open House activities.