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Potawatomi Tribal Fire Department Holding Open House Saturday

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MAYETTA:  The community is invited to an open house at the Potawatomi Tribal Fire Department this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The open house will feature inflatables and games for the kids and will also display fire gear apparatus, equipment and the department’s two new ambulances and its fire engines.  In addition, hot dogs and drinks will be served and attendees will also get the chance to visit with the Fire Department crews.

October is National Fire Safety Month and Oct. 6-12 is Fire Prevention Week.  This year’s theme is emphasizing the prevention of kitchen fires and more information is available at www.firepreventionweek.org

The Potawatomi Tribal Fire Department is located at 15482 K Road on the reservation and is housed in a state-of-the-art facility.  The Fire Department provides a 24-hour service that offers advanced life support emergency medical care, rescue, and fire suppression services to the PBPN community and surrounding region.  The staff consists of 21 firefighter/EMTs and paramedics and is led by Fire Chief/Director of Emergency Services Doug Schreiner.  Long time PBPN employee and tribal member Mary LeClere is the manager of the front office.

For more information about the Potawatomi Tribal Fire Department visit their recently updated webpage at:

 http://www.pbpindiantribe.com/emergency-services-fire-department.aspx