Sunday kicks off Fire Prevention Week .
and to celebrate *today*, the Holmen Fire Department
hosted an open house.
The event encourages kids to learn about fire prevention
and get their parents involved as well.
Families were able to learn about different household
fire triggers and when smoke detectors should be replaced.
Kids were also able to meet area police officers .
and see a Medlink helicopter.
The fire department says this year's turn out was
bigger than ever.
We want an open house that engages children to be
part of the solution and we have some stations that
they get to go through and observe some of the things
they can help us out with.
We really feel children are on the front line that
can really make a significant difference.
Fire fighters say smoke detectors should be replaced
every 10 years.