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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 17:08

The Port Washington Police Department will hold an open house in conjunction with the annual Fire Department open house on Sunday, Oct. 14.

    The day will begin with the fire department open house, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fire station, 104 W. Washington St.

    The day is a celebration of Fire Prevention Week, and kicks off with the annual Firefighters Association Pancake Breakfast. The cost is $5 for children ages 5 and older and adults.

    Families can check out the department’s equipment, take rides in the basket of the ladder truck, participate in the Survive Alive house and watch demonstrations of the Jaws of Life and fire extinguishing. Blood-pressure screenings will also be offered.

    A drawing will be held for such prizes as smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and rides to school on a fire truck.

    The police department open house will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. next door at the police station, 365 N. Wisconsin St.

    The Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Department mobile command center will be open for tours.

    McGruff will be on hand, and parents may have their children fingerprinted. Bike safety information will be provided, and families will have the opportunity to check out the squad cars.

    A drawing for the chance to ride to school in a squad car will be held.

    Police Chief Kevin Hingiss said the department hasn’t had an open house in years, and this will give residents the opportunity to check out all the city’s emergency services.

    “This gives us an opportunity to interact with citizens in a positive way, and they get to see the workings of the police department,” he said.

    “They (the fire department) have a good event and a good turnout. It made a lot of sense to hold an open house on the same day. The people are there, and they can check both of us out.”

 

 
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