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Nisswa, Pequot firefighters to host open houses

This young participant indicates his approval of the 2017 Pequot Lakes Fire Department open house. Echo Journal file photo.

The Nisswa and Pequot Lakes fire departments will host open houses and share fire safety tips with elementary school students as part of Fire Prevention Week, which runs Oct. 7-13.

The Nisswa open house will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Nisswa Fire Hall. The event will include fire safety demonstrations and an air care helicopter. Hot dogs, chips and water will be served.

The Pequot Lakes open house will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Pequot Lakes Fire Hall with fire safety demonstrations, activities for kids and fire truck rides. Hot dogs, chips and juice will be served. Those who attend can check out the fire hall, equipment and trucks and meet local firefighters.