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Safe Sunday Family Programs
In honor of Fire Safety Week - October 5-11, 2014 - the Michigan Firehouse Museum & Education Center will be presenting a series of three public programs on Sundays during the month of October. Designed for children and families these programs will help teach important fire safety lessons.

Smoke Alarms Save Lives Smoke Alarms Save Lives
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 1PM

Join us at the museum for a special discussion on the importance of smoke alarms in the home. Learn tips on proper placement and maintenance of your alarms, as well as information on home escape planning. No registration is required. Recommended for all ages; this program is free with the price of admission.
Fire Knots 101 Fire Knots 101
Sunday, October 12, 2014, 1PM

Learn to tie several basic knots used in the fire service profession such as a Clove Hitch and a Bowline. After learning about how firefighters use rope to help rescue people, participants will be invited to make their own paracord survival bracelet. Preregistration is encouraged. Ages 8 and up; this program is free with the price of
Meet Smokey the Bear Meet Smokey the Bear
Sunday, October 19, 2014, 1PM

Join us at the museum and learn about the history of Smokey the Bear. See the
Museum’s collection of Smokey the Bear memorabilia and have your picture taken
with Smokey. Free with the price of admission to the museum.
Thursday Story Time
Thursday October 2, 9, & 16, 2014, 10:30AM-11:30AM
Story Time Thursdays mornings from 10:30 am to 11:30am, children ages 3-5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to hear a story, make a craft, and/or do an activity while learning fire safety information. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with the price of admission.
Boy Scout Fire Safety Merit Badge
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 9AM-1PM
Boy Scout Fire Safety Merit Badge Don’t miss this opportunity to earn your Fire Safety Merit Badge at the Michigan
Firehouse Museum and Education Center! This is open for all Boy Scouts and will be a great opportunity to meet fellow scouts from other troops! Please register through the Southern Shores Field Service Council at the following address:
www.michiganscouting.org/SouthernShores/Events/03FiresafetyMB. The cost is $15 per Scout.
For more information or to register, please contact Maura Overland at 734-547-0663 or email firemuseum4@msn.com.


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Fire Truck Muster 2014 - Everyone Pitched In
It all came together to make the Museum’s 2104 Fire Truck Muster a huge success. Mother Nature cooperated with sunny skies amidst a week of rain, it was one of the biggest turnouts for fire trucks ever, and the local community turned out in droves to set an all-time attendance record!

This year’s event included the American Red Cross, a smoke/safety house to teach children about fire safety, a caricature artist drawing sketches of visitors, and a children’s activity area where a community bucket brigade was organized to demonstrate how fires were fought years ago.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who pitched in and made this year’s Muster the best one ever!

Special Thanks To Our Participants & Volunteers
Henry Burger, Bill Emerson, Ypsilanti City Fire Dept., Dexter Firefighters Association, Dave Getschman, Reg Denure, Dan Egeler, Dave Egeler, Matt Egeler, Todd Gallo, Chuck Liles, Sue & Ed Pashukewich, Tim & Greg Risk, Len Williams, Kevin Dillen, Jimmy Clark, Alex Herrero, Will Overland, Jack Waller, Mary Koehler, Ralph Koehler, Steve Krause, Matt Lee, Warren Lun, Jacque Frenette, Josh Maxwell, Jon Ichesco and Kevin Griffendorf.

Very Special Thanks To Linda Williams, Saline Area Fire Department, Ypsilanti City Firefighter Cliff Pope & Domino’s Pizza

Check out our calendar for our full event schedule.


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