MASON CITY, Iowa – The Mason City Fire Department wrapped up Fire Prevention Week on Sunday with an open house event that included several hands-on activities for the community to learn about fire safety.
There was a children’s firefighter challenge, which is very similar to what’s done during the entrance test for firefighters but set up for children allowing them to spray a hose line.
People were also able to see a tower demonstration, where fire fighters used the latter truck to get to the top of the building and remove victims.
“It’s very important for the public to see what we do,” said Mason City Fire Department Fire Marshal Jamey Medlin. “We don’t just extinguish fires anymore. “There’s so much more that we do from the forcible entry entry, the EMS that we do up there, we just want the public to know what we do up here and it also gets us interaction with the children and try and teach them some fire safety.”