Windsor Severance Fire Rescue performed live car and home fire demonstrations during its 11th annual Community Open House on June 14 at Station 1 in Windsor.
“I think it went really well,” WSFR spokesman Todd Vess said. “It was nice to see people in a non-emergency situation and see them in a more relaxed setting.”
In the home fire demonstration, attendees were able to see how a home fire builds in a home without sprinkler systems, compared to a home that does. Vess said the unit outfitted with an extinguishing system put the fire out within about 30 seconds and firefighters were on hand to extinguishing the remaining hot spots.
Vess also said two cardiac arrest survivors attended the event to meet the crews that responded during their emergency.
It was really neat to see those people there,” Vess said.
Other displays at the event included a dunk tank for the public to dunk a firefighter, a SWAT team display, K9 units, a Poudre Valley REA demonstration on shock hazards, an AirLink helicopter, a car seat safety checkpoint, blood donations and games for kids.
“It was packed,” Vess said. “At one point there wasn’t any more room in the bays for people to sit and eat.”
Other supporting agencies included the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, Evans Fire Protection District, the Weld County Sheriff’s Office, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Initial Attack Module, AirLink, Larimer County Search and Rescue, Windsor RE-4 School District, Poudre Valley Hospital, Poudre Valley REA, University of Colorado Health, Martin Salvage and Bonfils Blood Center.