Hundreds visited the Ocean City Fire Department on Tuesday evening (Oct. 15) for the department's annual Open House.
The event coincides with national Fire Prevention Month and gives the community a chance to learn more about how the department works.
Many of the activities at the Open House were geared toward teaching children how to act and react in a fire situation. From learning to "stop, drop and roll" to using a fire extinguisher to douse flames, Ocean City youth got a chance to learn by doing.
Off-duty firefighters from Ocean City Firefighters FMBA Local 27 volunteered their time to help produce the event.
The Open House had originally been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10, but it was postponed because of rain and wind from a nor'easter that hit Ocean City last week. The delay paid off, as Tuesday evening brought clear skies and mild temperatures.