From the Level Volunteer Fire Company:
Sunday October 6, 2013 Level Volunteer Fire Company will host its annual Fire Prevention Open House on from 12:00 – 3:00 pm. Celebrating 60 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Harford County, the members of Level VFC are excited to open their doors to the public. President Jason Gallion says” every year the open house attracts hundreds of citizens.” “This is an excellent opportunity for them to learn valuable life saving information and meet the volunteers who care about their safety.” This event is free and open to the public.
Many agencies will be on hand with displays and or demonstrations during the open house. Agencies include; Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Harford County 9-1-1, Miss Utility, APG Fire and Emergency Services Safety House, Level Majorettes, Harford County Fire Prevention Ambassadors, Sparky the Fire Dog to name a few.
Demonstrations, competitions and raffles will take place throughout the event. Children are encouraged to compete in a Hose Rolling Contest to be held at 12:30pm. All children in attendance will receive a free fire helmet, goodie bag, photo booth experience, moon bounce jump, face painting and popcorn. Children will have the chance to take a fire engine ride, squirt water from a fire hose, and try on fire fighting gear. Also available will be the Army National Guard with their Rock Climbing Wall.
EMS providers will demonstrate a new CPR technique called High Performance CPR. Qual¬ity CPR improves sur¬vival from car¬diac arrest. Min¬i¬mal breaks in com¬pres¬sions, full chest recoil, ade-quate com¬pres¬sion depth, and ade¬quate com¬pres¬sion rate are all com¬po¬nents of CPR that can increase sur¬vival from car¬diac arrest. Together, these com¬po¬nents com¬bine to cre¬ate high per¬for¬mance CPR.
At 3:00 pm winners will be drawn for the 60th Anniversary Raffle. First prize is winner’s choice of a 2013 John Deere Gator or a John Deere V425 Mower. 2nd prize is a free Banquet Hall rental ($850 value), 3rd prize is a Family 6 pack to Legends of the Fog Haunted Attraction ($300 value), 4th prize is a 1 hour Sight Seeing Flight ($200 value) donated by Harford Airpark and 5th Prize is a Bushel of Crabs donated by First Due Seafood ($175 value). Tickets can be purchased at the fire house on Monday nights from 6-8 pm or at Maryland Quarter Master in Bel Air during regular business hours. Tickets will also be available during the open house. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10 and all proceeds benefit level VFC.
Free food and refreshments will be provided by the Level Ladies Auxiliary. For additional information regarding the open house contact Assistant Chief Rhonda Polk at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.levelvfc.com.