Members of the Fishersville community will be participating in an open house at the Yancey Fire Department today from 10 am until 2 pm in a move to better familiarize folks with the fire station.
The open house includes tours of the fire house and fire equipment, fire safety house for the kids to learn how to react in an emergency, fire-costumed characters to greet the children, bouncy-bounce house, and free hotdogs, chips, and beverages while they last.
Neighborhood communities in the area have been working with Yancey's volunteers after the station received the lowest rating for fire response, citing a lack of volunteer fire fighters.
From today's Waynesboro News Virginian, Emerald Hills Homeowners Association president Kurt Michael, who has been working with other homeowner presidents in the area and Yancey volunteers, was quoted: “In order to build a strong volunteer fire department, the community needs to be involved,’’ said Michael, who represents 187 homeowners in Fishersville. “By having this open house, the volunteers are bringing an awareness to their role in the community.”
If you're going:
Preston Yancey Fire Department Community Open House
Saturday, October 23, 2010
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Yancey Volunteer Fire Department
2015 Jefferson Hwy. (Rt. 250)
Fishersville, VA 22939