Police & Fire

Imaginations Both Young and Old Ignited at The Bloomfield Fire Department Open House

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Everyone had a fun time at the Open House Credits: Derek Hernandez
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The crew from Group 3 Truck 1 demonstrated an auto extrication using the Jaws of Life Credits: Derek Hernandez
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Acting Fire Official Tom Wilson, Fire Department Secretary Doreen Butler and Inspector Derek Hernandez took a break from the Open House to pose with Sparky the Fire Dog
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Rosey Rivera showing off her freshly made up face courtesy of a custom face painter at the event Credits: Derek Hernandez
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A Bloomfield Police Officer enjoying a treat during the Open House Credits: Derek Hernandez
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BLOOMFIELD, NJ- The Bloomfield Fire Department held it's 29th Annual Open House last week and it was a big hit for kids as well as adults.  The Open House featured a variety of fun games including "guess the weight of a large pumpkin" and a Bloomfield Fire Department trivia contest .There was also a station where kids could spray an actual fire hose at a simulated fire and Bloomfield fire crews performed a live demonstration of an auto extrication.

The crowd of over 150 also enjoyed face painting, fire department giveaways and plenty of refreshments including a Mister Softee ice cream truck that always had a line of children taking advantage of a delicious ice cream cone. "All in all there were a lot of happy faces, most with cotton candy stuck to it. It was quite a night!" said Acting Fire Official Tom Wilson, one of the main coordinators of the event.  

 

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