The Howard Fire Department will host its annual Open House 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 at Fire Station #1, located at 2456 Glendale Ave. The event will feature a Fire Safety House for children to learn valuable life safety practices in case of a fire. There also will be a firefighting station where children will have a chance to use a fire hose to put out a simulated house fire. There will be tours of the trucks and other activities to promote fire prevention and safety.
Bod-e Central also will be hosting a fundraiser for the Howard Fire Department Auxiliary at the same time just across the street from Station #1. This event will be a tug-of-war competition with seven-person teams challenging each other for the top awards. The fundraiser will feature food and beverages available for sale, music, and a bounce house and coloring competition for the kids. To register for the tug-of-war competition, visit www.bodecentral.com .
Finally, from 10 a.m. to Noon, the Howard Fire Department also will serve as one of the host sites for the Brown County CPR Challenge. The goal of this program is to train 2,000 people in hands-only CPR in one day. This training is FREE and will only take 10-15 minutes to teach participants a skill that could help save someone’s life. Registration is not required but is available at www.greenbaywiheartwalk.org .