Albert Lea Fire Rescue to hold community fire drill Wednesday evening, open house Saturday

(ABC 6 News) – This week is Fire Prevention Week across America which teaches adults and children how to stay safe in the event of a fire.

Albert Lea Fire Rescue is urging the community to take part in Operation EDITH, which stands for Exit Drills In The Home. This annual fire drill will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, with civil defense sirens sounding. This will be the time for the community to practice home escape plans in case of a fire.

Fire fighters also invite the public to the fire station on Saturday for an open house from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The fire station is located at 417 S. Newton Ave. It is a free event.

Activities will include:

  • Physical agility course for youth
  • Sparky trailer demonstrations
  • Dollhouse smoke and burn
  • Storytime
  • Water spray prop
  • Self-guided tours
  • Bouncy houses
  • Viewing of trucks

For more information on this event, CLICK HERE.