HO-HO-KUS, N.J., Oct. 14, 2018 – The Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary hosted its annual Open House on Sunday, October 14th in participation of National Fire Prevention Week.
Firefighters demonstrated advanced firefighting and life- saving techniques through a series of instructive demonstrations and a simulated building fire with a firefighter roof rescue. Hands-on activities for children included simulated smoke egress and live fire-hose target practice. “Sparky,” the Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department mascot, handed out fire safety booklets, autographs and photos. Coloring books and toy fire helmets were distributed to the children to raise awareness for fire safety. Free smoke alarms were distributed through the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety/WABC7 ‘Operation 7: Save A Life Campaign’ giveaway program. Cider, donuts and popcorn was enjoyed by all. Since 1911, the Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Fire Department has been protecting lives and property, “Neighbors helping Neighbors”.