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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

Hemet families visit Hemet Fire Station 1 Open House for National Fire Prevention Week


Last updated 10/17/2018 at 4:09pm

Tony Ault

Micky Hutchinson, 5, puts on a real fire helmet with Hemet firefighter-paramedic Danny Sprague in the cab of a fire engine at the Hemet Fire Department Open House Saturday, Oct. 6, at Fire Station 1, 220 N. Juanita Street.

One group of children stopped, dropped, rolled and crawled away to escape the imaginary flames as another group, with a little help, crawled out of a pretend burning home window.

Still others manned a live fire hose to help put out a playhouse fire.

Then hoping to help, a 5-year-old climbed into the boots and Nomax suit of a real firefighter. Alas, it was a little too big for him.

For dozens of children, the special activities at the annual Hemet Fire Station No. 1 Open House Saturday, Oct. 6, on Juanita Street was a lot of fun, but in reality, the exercises they learned could one day sa...

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