Meet local firemen Nov. 22

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 14, 2008

LAPLACE – Fire Chief John M. Snyder, Jr., LaPlace Volunteer Fire Department, announced recently the LaPlace Volunteer Fire Department will host an Open House on Saturday, November 22, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Station 53, located at 1753 St. Andrews Boulevard.

The event is free and open to the public. The Open House will feature lots of firemen, jambalaya, hot dogs, popcorn, a dj, prize giveaways and several activities and demonstrations.

Among the fun activities and demonstrations included are a tour of Station House 53, a safety trailer, jaws of life demonstrations, fire hose lessons, voluteer firemen information, Bullex Fire Extinguisher training, fire safety brochures, bunker gear demonstrations and photos with Sparky.

Firemen will be on hand to provide several demonstrations of interest to children and their parents, including teaching fire safety. Fire trucks will be available for children to explore.

Attendees can register to win fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors in prize


Snyder explained, “The goal of this event is multi-faceted. We want children to meet firefighters and learn about fire safety; we would like the community to have an opportunity to learn details of the services the department performs and have the chance to volunteer themselves; to attract teens to become Junior Volunteers; and have fun!”

Snyder continued, “We enjoy providing demonstrations that highlight our service and hope to illustrate ‘neighbors helping neighbors’. We look forward to hosting our Open House for the community on November 22.”