Safety Center Hosts Open House

by Courtney Wheaton on May 16, 2014 at 6:47 am

Members of the Zanesville Fire and Police departments worked together to host their annual open house.

Local families had the chance to get an up close and personal view of the two organizations. Lt. Doug Hobson says it’s a chance for the community to see the latest additions to the station including a new ambulance and ladder truck.

"They see a lot of our equipment and all the gear and everything that their money goes towards as tax payers and we just want to invite them to the fire department. We got a bunch of different demonstrations tonight," said Lt. Hobson.

Some of the demonstrations included a car extraction using the fire department’s jaws of life tool and the police department’s K9 unit. Chief Kenneth Miller says the event is a learning experience for the community.

"I think they need to come out and see what we do on a daily basis and see our special response teams and what they do and how they operate and also our K9 unit because it’s funded entirely by donations," said Hobson.

Visitors were given free cotton candy and hot dogs and also took home plastic fire hats.