Over A Thousand Residents Take Part In Fire Station Open House

KISSIMMEE – The City of Kissimmee Fire Department recently held an open house at Fire Station 12, located at 1403 Denn John Lane, Kissimmee. The event welcomed double the residents than were expected to attend.

During the open house, children and adults had the opportunity to engage with the firefighters who protect the City of Kissimmee. The team showcased their responsibilities and the rigorous demands of fire service.

Attendees were invited to tour Fire Station 12 to see an overview of the operations and equipment used in firefighting and emergency medical services. Special presentations were designed to empower the community with knowledge of fire safety, prevention techniques, and the evolving needs of the community. Topics covered included drowning prevention, smoke alarm maintenance, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), bleeding control, cooking safety, home evacuation drills, disaster preparedness, and proper use of fire extinguishers.

The open house aimed to educate the public about fire safety and strengthen the relationship between the City of Kissimmee Fire Department and the community it serves. Fire Chief Jim Walls expressed his gratitude for the community’s response to the event: “We are deeply grateful for the overwhelming turnout at our open house. It was truly inspiring to see so many residents eager to learn about fire safety and connect with our firefighters. We hope attendees left with valuable insights and a deeper appreciation for the important work done by our department.”

The Kissimmee Fire Department invites residents to the next open house event, scheduled for May 11, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Station 13, located at 1801 N. Hoagland Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34741. Attendees can look forward to exciting door prizes, free food, and live demonstrations.

To learn more about the City of Kissimmee Fire Department, visit kissimmee.gov/fire