Alert Fire Company Holds Open House

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More than 300 attendees at the Great Neck Alert Fire Company’s Open House were able to view several presentations on how firefighters prevent fires and save lives. Demonstrations included removing a door from a car to get a victim out, safely extinguishing a kitchen fire and forcing a locked door open. A popular exhibition was the Burn Trailer, a multi-room, multipurpose portable training facility that provides real flame, simulating the effects of a real-life house fire. The Burn Trailer was also used to show how a firefighter could “bailout,” or exit a burning structure. Alert Junior firefighters explained the different equipment used on the firetruck, and how to use a hose and aim at a target. Handouts and giveaways were distributed to the children in attendance. 

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