I got an email from Joe Billetdoux Jr, the President of the Quaker Street Volunteer Fire Department letting me know about an open house this weekend at the fire department.

It's from 10 am till 3 pm on April 23rd, at 10136 Duanesburg rd Delanson NY.

They will be serving a free lunch of hot dogs and burgers. Plus, they're having a bake sale and selling raffle tickets for a mini bike.

Kids can ride in our fire trucks during the event.

Plus, they'll be holding a live accident scene demo at 1 pm.

Joe told me that there are lots of fire departments across New York State that are participating, too.

Schoharie Fire Department's Open House is from 10am until 1pm.

Check out your local volunteer fire department to see if they're holding an open house, too!


These open houses help to attract new members to the volunteer fire districts since the number of them is growing smaller and smaller by the year. They also allow the community to get to know the firefighters and to learn more about fire safety.

I took my kids to an open house last year and they had a blast!

Volunteer fire departments are such an important part of any community!  So get out there this weekend and support your local fire house!

Photo by Bethany