October 5, 2012 – Fire Prevention Week in Midland is October 7 – 13.  To help emphasize fire safety, the Midland Fire Department will hold its annual Fire Prevention Open House on Saturday, October 13, from 1-4 p.m. at Fire Station One, located at 816 E. Haley Street. 


During the open house, young and old alike can enjoy refreshments, tour the fire station and view its equipment, learn how to plan for and practice fire escape, and view fire safety exhibits.  A drawing for a children’s bicycle is planned for the event.


Also during Fire Prevention Week, the Midland Fire Department will join forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association to focus on this year’s theme, “Have 2 Ways Out!"  During this year’s campaign, firefighters and safety advocates will be reminding residents of how important it is to have a home fire escape plan that prepares families to think fast and get out quickly when the smoke alarm sounds.


For questions or further information about the open house or the department’s fire safety initiatives, contact Fire Station One at 989-837-3410, or visit the fire department’s website at