City of Encinitas Fire Department Open House


The City of Encinitas Fire Department hosted an open house for the community on Oct. 4 at Fire Station 5. The event kicked off National Fire Prevention Week, which is Oct. 5-12. The open house was held to be fun and informative, with a special focus on fire safety in the home.

This year’s theme was “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives,” and during the event, Fire Department staff offered tips to help residents make sure these devices always stay in working order. During the open house, residents had the opportunity to go on guided firehouse tours, try on firefighting gear, and visit a number of informational booths manned by other agencies, including the Burn Institute and the Encinitas Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Unit. Families were also invited to enjoy visits with Sparky the Fire Dog, free face painting, animal balloon creations, and plastic firefighter hats for children.

Photos by Jon Clark.