With the completion of the remodel at the Molalla Fire main station, the Molalla Fire District is holding an open house on July 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"We recently went through a remodel at the main fire station and welcome the community to come see our new firehouse," said Firefighter and paramedic Rob Boren. "We will also be promoting this year's fire prevention week slogan, 'Look, Listen, Learn. Be Aware. Fire can happen anywhere.' "
During the open house, the main fire station, located at 320 N. Molalla Ave., will be open to the public, providing an opportunity for citizens to tour the updated local station.
"We are excited about the remodel of our new fire house as it increases the functionality and the ability to use the space more efficiently," said Fire Chief Vince Stafford. "We came in ahead of schedule and in budget which gave us the ability to respond to incidents in the Molalla and surrounding communities more effectively."
Also at the open house, citizens can meet the firefighters that serve the community and learn more about the various types of fire risks.
At noon, firefighters will perform the annual extrication demonstration. There will also be a free barbecue, children's firefighter challenge (adults welcome too), chances to meet Sparky the Fire Dog and opportunities to climb aboard the fire engines that Molalla Fire uses to serve the city and surrounding communities.
By holding the event in the summer around Buckeroo time with likely better weather than in the fall, Molalla Fire is hoping to see more attendees from the community, according to Boren.
For more information, visit molallafire.org or call the station at 503-829-2200.
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