Potawatomi Tribal Fire Department to Celebrate National Fire Prevention Week


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Some members of the Potawatomi Fire Department members include (left to right) Randy Smith, Paul Juedes, Cecil Mercer, and Bruce Coates.

MAYETTA:  The Potawatomi Tribal Fire Department will kick off National Fire Prevention Week that begins this Sunday, Oct. 7 and ends next Saturday with an open house at the Fire station from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition, the fire department is also offering to perform home safety inspections this week and will come to your home to test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. To schedule an appointment call the department at 785.966.2164.

At the open house, which is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., refreshments will be served along with games and prizes, fun activities for the kids including an inflatable, teaching demonstrations, and fire apparatus that will be on display.  Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians and other personnel will also be on hand to greet the public.

The Potawatomi Fire Department was established in 1980 and is in its 32nd year.  It is made up of highly skilled firefighters that are also trained as Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.  The primary function of the department is fire suppression and providing emergency medical services to the community.  The department also has members that are trained in technical rescue, hazardous materials, vehicle extrication, and wildland firefighting.

For more detail on the open house go to and click on the Fire Department flier.