With a nor'easter expected to bring rain and high winds to Ocean City, the Ocean City Fire Department decided Wednesday morning to postpone the community Open House that had been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10.
The new time for the Open House will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15.
The department invites the public each year to an Open House at the station at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue.
The annual event coincides with national Fire Prevention Month and gives the community a chance to learn more about how the department works.
The event will be catered to families and include a display of the department's newly acquired storm vehicles, a car-cutting demonstration and games for kids. Many of the activities at the Open House are geared toward teaching children how to act and react in a fire situation. From learning to "get low and go" in a smoke-filled home (a trailer mocked up as a house) 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 volunteer their time to help produce the event, which is free to everybody. It includes complimentary hot dogs and pretzels.