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Fire Department plans “open house” programs

The City of Buffalo will celebrate National Fire Prevention Month in October with a series of five open house programs in neighborhood firehouses, Mayor Byron W. Brown announces. Fire officials, firefighters and fire prevention experts will be on hand to speak with visitors, give tours of the firehouses and provide fire safety and prevention tips. Free smoke detectors and coloring books will be available.

The first open houses will be held Saturday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Engine 2, Elmwood Avenue and Virginia Street; and from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Engine 36, Hertel and Elmwood avenues. Others will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in Engine 4, Abbott Road and Hollywood Avenue; from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 24 in Engine 3, Broadway and Monroe Street; and from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Oct. 24 in Engine 21/Ladder 6, Jefferson Avenue and Kingsley Street.