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HBFD Open House Sat., Oct. 10 from 10am to 2pm
posted on 09/21/2015.

City of Huntington Beach, CA - News - HBFD Open House Sat., Oct. 10 from 10am to 2pm

In recognition of National Fire Prevention Week, the Huntington Beach Fire Department invites you to attend Open House on Saturday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Demonstrations at 11 am and 1 pm will include vehicle extrication and live fire scenarios. Other highlights include: meeting your local firefighters, touring the fire station, learning fire safety tips, viewing fire engines that serve our community, meeting Sparky the Fire Dog, and enjoying free refreshments donated by the Huntington Beach Firefighters’ Association and the Huntington Beach Fire Management Association.

Fire Station 1-Gothard is located at 18311 Gothard Street, between Talbert and Ellis, Huntington Beach 92648

"Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP.  Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!" is the theme for this year’s National Fire Prevention Week from October 4-10, 2015.  Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep?  Smoke alarms save lives.  If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out.  In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half!

The key message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement.  Larger homes may need more alarms.  For more information, visit

Reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week website, © 2015 NFPA.

Is Handicap Access available?

Yes, Handicap parking is available on the fire department property.

Where do we park?

Parking is available on the fire department property. Huntington Beach Search and Rescue Explorers will be at the event to direct visitors to the appropriate parking area.

Will food or drink be available at the event?

Yes, the Huntington Beach Fire Association and Fire Management will be providing refreshments during the Open House.

Your flyer notes two demonstrations. Are they exactly the same or different?

The afternoon demonstration is a repeat of the morning demonstration. 

Are there any photo opportunities?

There will be opportunities for great pictures. Please bring your camera or smart phone.

Will Sparky be there?

Sparky will be there to greet everyone!  Sparky loves to be part of this great day and help show how Huntington Beach Fire Department is an awesome fire department!

The flyer shows activities at Gothard-Station 1.  Will there be activities at other fire stations too?

No, all activities will be at Gothard-Station 1 only.  By keeping the event at just one station, certain units and personnel support the Open House activities while the other fire department units continue to keep the community safe!

For additional information, call the Fire Department at 714-536-5411.

Attachment: Fire Department 2015 Open House (2).pdf

Did you know?

The City maintains 124 traffic signals. Report malfunctions to (714) 960-8861(City) or Caltrans (PCH & Beach Blvd) (949) 936-3600. You can also report a malfunction online.

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