Highland-Pierron Fire Department will debut a new Fire Prevention Demonstration Trailer at its annual Sausage & Pancake Breakfast on Oct. 4. The department completed the trailer just in time for Fire Prevention Week, which is recognized during Oct. 4-10.
HPFD contacted Plocher Construction at the beginning of the year to see if the company might have any job-site construction trailers that were at the end of their productive life. In March, HPFD accepted a donation from Plocher Construction of an older trailer, and members have been converting the trailer into a demonstration unit every since.
The trailer offers several safety messages to prevent fires in the home, but will also demonstrate what should be done in the event of a fire. A fog machine can fill the trailer with a light fog to replicate smoke from a fire.
The money used to renovate the trailer came from the department’s fundraising efforts and from donations from several groups and businesses throughout the community.
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Besides the trailer, there will also be information on fire prevention, fire extinguisher training, and a chance to view all of HPFD’s apparatus at the upcoming breakfast.
Pancake & sausage breakfast is Sunday
Come celebrate Fire Prevention Week with the Highland-Pierron Fire Department at it fourth annual pancake and sausage breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 4. A full breakfast spread will be served from 8 a.m. to noon at the HPFD firehouse at 241 State Route 143 in Pierron. Cost is $7 per plate, and children under 5 years of age eat free. Attendance prizes will also be drawn.