Fire department plans open house

ESCANABA TOWNSHIP — An open house for the Escanaba Township Fire Department has been set for Sunday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will take place at the Besse Fire Hall, 8189 P.5 Rd., Gladstone.

Events will include firefighting and K-9 demonstrations, a Valley Med Flight helicopter landing and takeoff, a bounce house for children, live fire extinguisher training, an appearance by Smokey Bear, and more.

Children are asked to bring an extra pair of clothes to the event, as they may get wet. There will be door prizes and a raffle; hot dogs and drinks will be provided, as well.