Fire Prevention Week 2022

Traverse City Fire Department

Fire Prevention Week October 9-15

Open House
Saturday, October 15
11 am to 3 pm

(231) 922-4930 ext. 3


Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15


TCFD Annual Open House

Celebrate Fire Prevention Week at TCFD's annual Open House on Saturday, October 15 from 11am - 3 pm at Fire Station 01 on Front Street. TCFD welcomes visitors of all ages to come see their Fire Station and Apparatus, and meet their local fire fighters!

This is a free event open to the Traverse City Community. Activities will include an obstacle course for our junior fire fighters, turnout gear to try on for all ages, a power line safety trailer with TCLP staff, a boater safety exhibit with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, a display on Household Hazardous Materials, staff from Traverse City Police Department, a recruitment table for visitors interested in employment opportunities for both TCPD and TCFD, a representative from the National Fire Protection Association with free information to hand out, fire extinguisher training, and much more. Pre-packaged snacks will be offered.

TCFD Open House Flyer


Fire Won't Wait. Plan Your Escape

This year's focus is “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape”, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.

It is important for everyone to plan and practice a home fire escape. Everyone needs to be prepared in advance, so that they know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds. Given that every home is different, every home fire escape plan will also be different. Have a plan for everyone in the home. Children, older adults, and people with disabilities may need assistance to wake up and get out. Make sure that someone will help them!

You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.

Fire Escape Plan Example