Fire Prevention Week in Des Moines

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Fire Prevention Week in Des Moines 2019




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The communities in Des Moines are hosting some great events and activities to help celebrate Fire Prevention Week. Check out the list below and join in on the fun.

Ankeny Fire Department

Ankeny Fire Department Open House

Wednesday, October 9; 6 to 8 p.m. 

Ankeny Fire Station #1, 120 NE Ash Drive, Ankeny

Help the Ankeny Fire Department celebrate National Fire Prevention Week! Don’t miss this free event for all ages! Join the Ankeny Fire Department at Fire Station No. 1 for a fun-filled night.

• Meet Ankeny Firefighters
• Tour the Fire Department
• Spray a Fire Hose
• Try on firefighters’ protective gear
• Escape from a smoke-filled bedroom
• Practice extinguishing various types of cooking fires
• Practice Stop, Drop and Roll
• Learn firefighting knots and hoist “tools”
• Explore the fire department’s history in the fire museum
• Other fire safety and educational activities


Fire Prevention Week Open House

Tuesday, October 8

6 to 9 p.m.

Norwalk Fire Department

Join Norwalk Firefighters on October 8th from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm for our annual open house! The station will be open to all ages to learn about fire prevention.

Saylor Township 

Saturday, October 5

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Saylor Township Fire Department 

No details are given. Please click the link above to be directed to the Facebook event.

West Des Moines

Pancake Breakfast and Open House – Fire Department Fundraiser

Saturday, October 12; 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Fire Station 17, 1401 Railroad Avenue, West Des Moines

Join the West Des Moines Fire Department for our Annual Open House and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, October 12, from 7 to 11 a.m., at Fire Station 17. Take a tour of the fire station, see the fire trucks, try the kid’s firefighter challenge, visit the Fire Safety House, see the Mercy One helicopter and more!

The pancake breakfast is a fundraiser for the Fire Department. Money raised from this event will be used for training, equipment, and fire prevention materials. Tickets are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children, and free for children 3 years of age or younger.

Make sure to take a look at our event calendar for an entire list of events.


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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