ZFD & ZPD Host Open House For The Community

by Mackenzie Stasko on October 3, 2013 at 9:22 am

The Zanesville Fire and Police Department’s want to show you where your tax dollars are going and they’re inviting you to their Zanesville Safety Center Open House Friday afternoon.

"It’s the kick-off to Fire Prevention Week so we wanted to open up the whole public safety center," said Lt. Doug Hobson of ZFD. "Next week throughout the nation is Fire Prevention Week so we just want to open up to all the public and let them come down and see what their tax payer money is going towards. We have all this equipment and we would like them to see it and come out and share some time with us."

Lt. Hobson said there will also be a dunk tank, free hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn and even some demonstrations showing the "jaws of life" and other demonstrations by ZPD.

"We’ll be conducting some demonstrations with our special response team," said Lt. Bill Shaw of ZPD. "They’ll be doing some repelling. We are hoping to have our K-9 Units here for a demonstration and we’ll have one of the new patrol cars here also for the public to see."

The free open house runs from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday night at the fire house in downtown Zanesville. It’s also the First Friday Artwalk of October, so you’ll be able to check out both events while you’re there.