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Dix Hills Fire Department To Hold Open House October 6th

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Open House kicks off National Fire Prevention Week October 6th.

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Dix Hills, NY — September 17, 2013 — To kick off National Fire Prevention Week, the Dix Hills Fire Department Open House will take place at Fire Headquarters, 115 East Deer Park Road, on Sunday, October 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This free event is sure to delight and educate kids of all ages.

Dix Hills’ residents are invited to bring the entire family for an informative and fun-filled day featuring live fire-and-rescue demonstrations; safety exercises such as stop, drop and roll; first aid and emergency treatment tips; and a child ID booth that provides families with child identification materials to be used in case of an emergency.

“Our Open House is a highly popular community event, and a great way to meet the men and women volunteers who serve the community,” said Chief Thomas Magno. “It’s also an opportunity to learn about the operations of the Dix Hills Fire Department and see live demonstrations.”

In addition to valuable safety tips, there are fun, interactive activities for children, including tours of the firehouse and the fire trucks. Information will also be available for those interested in become a volunteer firefighter or emergency medical technician.

About Dix Hills Fire Department
It is our mission to provide the citizens of Dix Hills, and all those who pass through it, the best service and protection available. The department's approximately 175 volunteer members accomplish these goals through dedicated response and constant training. Our membership consists of approx. 90 Firefighters, 75 basic and advanced EMT's, and a dozen Fire Police. We operate out of 3 fire stations, and respond to more than 800 fire and 1,600 medical emergencies each year.