The Bennington Fire Department invites the community to come to an open house on Saturday, May 13. The event will be held at the fire station located at 130 River Street in Bennington from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided.
Come for a tour of the fire trucks, learn how to run a hose line, check out the new ladder truck, and try on fire fighter gear. Current firefighters will be on hand to share their experiences and answer questions from the public about what it’s like to be a fire fighter and how people interested in becoming a volunteer can do so. The short film “Odd Hours, No Pay, Cool Hat” will be shown at 11:00 am with free popcorn provided by Bennington Cinemas. We are also grateful to Henry’s Market and the Bennington Police Association for donating hot dogs and rolls.
Bring the kids! In the past the Fire Department has had an active “Junior Firefighters” program. With help from some interested parents and kids, the department would very much like to see that program brought to life again. The Copsicle wagon will also be on hand providing free ice cream and popsicles!
Volunteer firefighters are a vital part of keeping our community safe. Like a modern day minutemen, men and women donate their time and effort to be true heroes for our town. There are many roles to fill in the Fire Department doing a variety of activities ranging from support to actual front line fire fighting so there is a place for most anyone who is interested in doing this service.
One thing that is always true; firefighters care deeply about their community. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer firefighter, or just want to learn more about the Firehouse, we look forward to seeing you.