Dozens of people turned out Tuesday night for a fire prevention party hosted by Rush Township’s Hometown Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1.
Attendees had the chance to meet volunteer firefighters and firefighters from the Hometown Society, as well as the McAdoo Fire Department.
Both departments presented apparatus and turnout gear – and for those who were hungry, Hometown volunteers served hot dogs, popcorn, cupcakes and refreshments.
Inside the company’s garage, children participated in an obstacle course with hoses, ladders and other firefighting equipment.
The Hometown Society also visited St. Jerome Regional School in Hometown earlier Tuesday as part of National Fire Prevention Week, which runs through Saturday.
3-year-old Chase Macker, Coaldale, tries his hand at an obstacle course set up inside Hometown Volunteer Fire Co.’s No. 1 garage as Deputy Fire Chief Dave Clewell looks on. JILL WHALEN/TIMES NEWS
The McAdoo Fire Department brought a ladder truck and equipment to the Hometown Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 Fire Prevention Night in Rush Township Tuesday night. JILL WHALEN/TIMES NEWS
Fire engines and appliances from Hometown Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 were on display at the company’s fire prevention night on Tuesday. JILL WHALEN/TIMES NEWS
A crowd gathered at Hometown Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 for fire prevention night on Tuesday to meet firefighters, check out company vehicles and enjoy free food. JILL WHALEN/TIMES NEWS
Those who attended the Hometown Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 Fire Prevention Night enjoyed free hot dogs, popcorn and cupcakes served by, pictured here from left to right, Cindy Messerschmidt, the assistant treasurer of the company; Lori Kane, assistant vice president, and fire chief Barry Messerschmidt. JILL WHALEN/TIMES NEWS