Fire departments across the area are hosting events this weekend to recognize Fire Prevention Week which starts Sunday.
The New Hampton Fire Department Open House from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday features bouncy houses for the kids along with donuts and drinks with a free will donation.
Matt Zeien with the Alta Vista Fire Department invites residents to their pancake breakfast Sunday morning.
The Rockford Fire Department’s 26th Annual Fire Prevention Open House from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday afternoon will feature interactive displays to promote fire safety, including an obstacle course and smoke house. There will also be free hot dogs, drinks and prizes. Fire Association President Corey Johnson says the event concludes with their lighted parade at 7 p.m.
Johnson says the event returns after being cancelled last year due to COVID.
Fire Prevention Week is October 3-9.