Flatwoods Fire Dept. to hold open house


By Portia Williams

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FLATWOODS, Ky. — Flatwoods, Ky., Fire Department is recognizing National Fire Prevention Week with an open house. The event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the fire department, 804 Powell Lane in Flatwoods, Ky., and will offer a myriad of fun-filled activities for the entire family.

Cindy Dean, administrative staff of the Flatwoods Fire Department, said this year’s annual open house event is going to be bigger and better than ever.

“We are in our new station now, everything is all done, and we are having a big event this year,” Cindy Dean said. “We have a full-time fire chief, Brent Dean. He became full-time chief January 1st of this year.”

She said one of the distinguished guests to attend the open house is Smokey The Bear.

“We will have Smokey The Bear here. We will have the smoke house for kids to go through. The Kentucky State Police will be here with their DUI goggles,” she said.

Other guests to be in attendance is Disaster Emergency Services of Greenup, Ky., and Kings Daughters Medical Center will be on hand to provide free flu shots.

“We will have goodies for the kids to take home, popcorn and cookies for the kids. There will be a variety of literature, and limited amount of smoke detectors that we will be giving out,” she said. “There will also be a helicopter landing, that will be coming in.”

Additionally, attendees will also have the opportunity to watch demonstrations performed by members of the fire department on their ladder truck, as well as demonstrations of their training with props.

Reach Portia Williams at 740-353-3101, ext. 1929, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.

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