Fire Prevention Open House and Safety Fair
October 15, 2012
On Sunday, October 21, 2012, the Oceanside Fire Department will host a Fire Prevention Open House at Fire Station One, located at 714 Pier View Way from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This will be a a safety fair where the agency will bring in different resources to inform the public on various topics.
Oceanside emergency crews will stage a variety of demonstrations, including a step-by-step narrative on what we are doing and why. These demonstrations will include: a vehicle fire, a medical aid with cardiac arrest simulation, vehicle extrication demonstrations, roof ventilation simulations, and a fire extinguisher demonstration. There will be a smoke room, with demonstrations on what to do in the event of a fire, and how to crawl to find the exit. There will be a "stop, drop and roll" area to teach children a technique to extinguish burning clothing. The Encinitas Fire Safety Trailer will be present to demonstrate fire prevention techniques in the home, such as testing smoke detectors, crawling to the exit, and using a window as an alternative exit.
Static displays will include Mercy Air's helicopter, San Diego County Hazmat, the American Red Cross, Oceanside Lifeguards, TIP (Trauma Intervention Program), CHP, El Cajon Fire, The Coast Guard, Oceanside Police Department’s Crime Prevention, Oceanside CERT, Oceanside Police Dispatch 911 for Kids Program, San Diego County’s Office of Emergency Services, Oceanside Ham Radio Operators, Pacific Safety Council (Car seat program), San Diego Burn Institute, From the Inside Out Inc., and Vista Community Clinic.
Oceanside Fire Department T-shirts will be available for purchase, as well as food for sale at the event. Proceeds from food, drinks, and T-shirts will go to the Michael Hoffman Memorial Scholarship.
On May 17, 2010, Michael Hoffman, the son of retired Oceanside firefighter Bill Hoffman and his wife Wendy, died in a tragic car accident at the age of 18. Michael’s lifelong goal was to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a firefighter/paramedic. His grandfather was also a firefighter in Buffalo, N.Y., who died in the line of duty in 1972. Michael was studying to become the third generation of Hoffmans to serve in the fire service when he died. Michael cannot fulfill his dreams, but his parents and the Oceanside Fire Department family want to help others fulfill their dreams.
( News Release )