Police, fire departments
Safety forces plan open houses
Both the Truro Township Fire Department and the Reynoldsburg Division of Police will hold open-house events this month.
People may take guided tours, witness a live burn and step into areas they may not want to see on a regular basis: prisoner intake and holding cells.
The fire department's open house is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Fire Station 162, 6305 E. Livingston Ave.
The police department's open house is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at police headquarters, 7240 E. Main St.
Fire Chief Steve Hein said station tours will occur throughout the open house and the afternoon will include a tour of the fire safety trailer.
Home Depot will conduct a workshop for children, and people will see a live burn of a kitchen fire around 2 p.m. There also will be a demonstration in which children will have the opportunity to use a real fire hose and put water on a simulated house fire.
During the police open house, people will meet Chief Jim O'Neill and take a guided tour through the Reynoldsburg police department.
Residents may see the inside of the prisoner intake and processing area, holding cells, the communications center, the indoor police range, defensive tactics room and the SWAT team rooms.
SWAT and the motor unit also will give a presentation.
Refreshments will be served. Visitors are asked to bring food donations to be delivered to the Reynoldsburg Helping Hands food pantry.