Firefighters from the Mt. Tabor Volunteer Fire Department, Parsippany's District 1, gave residents a firsthand look at their lifesaving work—plus lessons in fire safety—on Sunday at its Fire Prevention Month Open House. The annual event took place at the Tarn Road firehouse.
Visitor turnout was low for the open house, which wasn't a surprise to MTVFD Fire Captain Bryan Crawford.
"With the storm coming, a lot of people probably are out preparing or staying home," he told Patch.
But those who did come out for the event were able to see the company's apparatus, including fire fighting tools and fire trucks. Some even braved a ride skyward on a ladder from a truck usually housed at the MTVFD's Powder Mill Road firehouse.
"The ladder is 100 feet long and goes as high as an 80-degree angle," said Crawford. "From the Powder Mill firehouse, you can see all of Parsippany."
Fire safety education was part of the program too. Firefighters and members of the company auxiliary were on hand to provide pamphlets, coloring books and other materials telling people how to prevent fire and how to stay safe should fire strike.