Windham Fire Department Educates and Teaches at Open House

October 16, 2015

 

by Doug Robinson

Fun and education for all ages could best describe the Windham Fire Department’s Open House on Oct. 3.

The parking lot of the fire station was filled with all types of emergency vehicles, two aerial trucks with their ladders extended to their full lengths, the Southern New Hampshire Special Operations Vehicle, as well as educational vendors supported the department.

While Deputy Chief William Martineau demonstrated safe fire extinguisher practices, Manchester New Hampshire Fire Marshall Mitch Cody demonstrated fire investigation with his dog Wynett.  When Wynett finds the accelerant that started a fire, he will simply sit; this signifies that he has found what he was looking for.

The children who attended were dressed up in fire gear and were encouraged to participate in the games of extending the hose, walking over a beam, crawling through a tunnel, and then ringing the bell as they completed the obstacle course.