Worthington News

Fire, police open houses slated Oct. 7


Worthington police and fire departments will hold open houses from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7.

Adults and children will be able to get a closeup view of how the departments work through displays, hands-on experiences, and talks with police officers and firefighters.

The Worthington Division of Fire is at 6500 N. High St., at Worthington-Galena Road, and the police department is behind the fire house.

At the fire department, visitors might experience emergency medical services simulation with the "Sim Man"; go through training exercises, including a drill based on a real-life event; learn about the role of staying fit in the firefighting profession; take part in a kids' challenge course; and see fire trucks and equipment.

Tours of the police department will be given, and trucks and cars will be on display.

Other attractions will be McGruff the Crime Dog, fatal-vision goggles and drawings for a lunch with an officer (for children) or ride along in a cruiser (for adults).

A raffle for police collectible items also will be featured.

Refreshments will be served.