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Silvis Fire Dept. to have open house at Station 2 on May 18


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Posted Online: May 15, 2013, 12:20 pm
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Press release submitted by Silvis Fire Department


The Silvis Fire Department will be having an Open House at Station 2 (2000 10th St) on Saturday, May 18th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visitors will be able to tour the new fire station and see the latest in technology in equipment and apparatus. There will be three different presentations. The Med Force helicopter will land behind the station (weather permitting) and the crew will be available for questions. Visitors will be able to walk around and look in the helicopter. Lt. Melaine Whitchelo with the Davenport Fire Department will have her ATF dog there. The Silvis Fire Department will be doing an auto extrication demonstration. Lunch will be served.



















 




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