A local fire department hosted an open house to educate the community about why they are so important to public safety and how the department responds to emergencies.
The Harrison Fire Department's Chief, Todd Elmore says it is important for the people of Harrison Township to know what they are putting their tax money towards.
"That way they know were not just wasting their dollars," said Elmore. We are trying to pass a fire levy on this year's ballot, so we figured this will give them a chance to see where their money goes to."
At the open house there was a car crash simulation and a specialized helicopter on scene.
"We had Medflight that had just left, we worked with them quite a bit on car wrecks and stuff like that, and we showed them our engines and how we put out house fires," said Elmore.
This was the 2nd year for the event and the fire department hopes to continue it in the future. Elmore says if people are interested in knowing more about the upcoming fire levy, they can attend a town meeting on September 22nd and all questions can be addressed at that time.