MSVFD Open House, Basket Raffle
The Middletown Springs Volunteer Fire Department will host their annual Open House on Saturday, August 2, at 1 p.m., The MSVFD will be on hand to recruit new members, train existing members and educate the public on fire safety. Live demonstrations include a roll-over simulator, proper use and handling of fire extinguishers, live vehicle extrication, firefighter safety and survival and more. Apparatus and equipment will be on display, including the new Engine 531. Live fire demonstrations will invite public participation by both adults and children. There will be free child ID kits for fingerprinting and DNA available, and gift bags for the children. The annual Basket Raffle features Hubbardton Forge, Telescope Casual Furniture, Rutland Country Club, Sweet Caroline’s, Carl Durfee’s, Williams Hardware, Fair Haven Inn, and more, available for viewing starting at noon. There is also a 50/50 raffle, a bouncy house, free hot dogs and ice cream. This event will have something for everyone, raise fire safety awareness and remind people that the MSVFD does more that fight fires; they respond to many different emergency situations and provide mutual aid to surrounding towns. “As a department, we are proud of what we do. This event should be educational and fun for every one that attends,” states Joe Castle, Chief of the Department.