HILLSDALE, N.J. -- Police Chief Robert Francaviglia, Fire Chief James Domville and Ambulance Corps Capt. John Beatty have announced that this year's annual Hillsdale Emergency Services Open House will be on Sunday, Oct. 9.
The Hillsdale Emergency Services run its open house in conjunction with the Fire Department's Fire Prevention Week activities. "The end result is a cooperative effort among Hillsdale's emergency services to open their doors to the public on the same day," organizers noted.
"The overwhelming response from community members is extremely positive as they typically enjoy a wide variety of demonstrations and attractions."
This year's event will feature the following:
- An up-close look at first-responder vehicles
- Fatal Vision goggles and the smoke house simulator
- Extrication, skills and K9 demonstrations
- Photos in firefighting or EMS gear
- Emergency preparedness information
- Hot dogs, donuts, popcorn and cider.
"Chief Francaviglia welcomes area residents, especially families, who will have a candid opportunity to meet and greet with their town's police officers in an entertaining format," organizers added.
The open house will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, at 380 Hillsdale Ave.