Open house at Anaheim Fire Station 10 this Saturday to stress dangers of wildfires


Weather wise, they couldn’t have picked a more fitting day.

With inland temperatures expected to approach 100 Saturday, Anaheim Fire Station 10 will hold a second-annual open house Oct. 4 to teach families about the dangers of unpredictable wind-driven wildfires – and what steps to take to protect themselves and their property.

The Ready, Set, Go! Block Party, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is open to the public and kicks off Fire Prevention Week Oct. 5-11.

Anaheim Fire Station No. 10 is located at 8270 E. Monte Vista Drive, with street parking available.

“Wind-driven fires spread rapidly and are very destructive,” Anaheim Fire Chief Randy R. Bruegman said in a news release. “Our Ready, Set, Go! program encourages residents to learn how to protect themselves and their property.”

Attendees can learn about fire prevention while having fun at the open house.

Interactive activities and displays will include Disney’s Planes: Fire and Rescue, with games for the whole family.

Residents also will receive information on wildland fire risk assessments and be able to view safety products for homes and offices.

A groundbreaking is scheduled for the Fire Safe Demonstration House in partnership with Brookfield Residential and other local vendors. The Anaheim Police Department will be on hand with their helicopter highlighting how the two departments work together during a major incident.

Throughout the event, guests will have the opportunity to speak with fire department personnel about all aspects of fire prevention and disaster preparedness.

Representatives from Cleveland National Forest and CAL FIRE also will be on hand to demonstrate how agencies work together to the benefit of the community in the event of a wildland fire.

Guests will have the opportunity to meet firefighters and view fire apparatus including the department’s latest Type 3 vehicles used to combat wildfires. A demonstration will highlight the different tactics that firefighters employ when combating a wildfire.

A new tool now available on Anaheim Fire & Rescue’s website is the interactive house program that illustrates the different steps that homeowners can take to protect their property by clearing vegetation and plant spacing guidelines. Visit learn more.

“Anaheim Fire & Rescue is counting on our residents to know how to ready their property, set plans for home survival and evacuation if needed, and be able to go early when evacuations are ordered,” Fire Marshal Jeff G. Lutz said in a news release.

“Every step that our residents take to prepare their homes creates a greater defense against wildfires,” Lutz added.

For more information, call Anaheim Fire & Rescue at 714-765-4040.