Negaunee Twp. hosts Nat’l Night Out

The Negaunee Township Fire and EMS Department is holding their first very own National Night Out Thursday night at the Negaunee Township Fire Hall on M–35.

The event is welcome to all of the community and will give residents a chance to meet those who are a part of the fire and EMS squads, and learn more about the services they provide for the township.

“We’re going to be doing a little bit of teaching people on how to respond to a fire if there is a fire in their home, place of business, their schools… those kinds of things.  Also if they recognize there is smoke or heat in the building,” said Dennis Karuzas, a paramedic of the Negaunee Township Fire EMS Department.

“We’re also going to teach folks how to use fire extinguisher.  We encourage folks to have a fire extinguisher in their home and they should know how to use it as well.  We invite all of the community to be apart of that, kind of get to know us, us get to know them a little bit.”

The gathering will also feature multiple activities and learning sessions for the kids.

“We are going to run them through our smoke house and give them an opportunity to try and utilize fire extinguishers.  One of the other things we are going to do just for fun is we are going to have a fire hose set up where the kids can get that feel of being a firefighter spraying the hose.”

Many more demonstrations will be presented to the public.

National Night Out begins at 6 p.m. Thursday and runs until 9 p.m.