HOLMEN, Wis. (WKBT) - Sunday kicks off Fire Prevention Week and to celebrate, 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," Paul Menches said, Holmen Area Fire Department Fire Chief.
Fire fighters say smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years.
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