The Bridgewater Fire Department will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Bridgewater Fire Station, 774 Plymouth St., during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12.

This year’s theme, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape,” is aimed at educating everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

The open house will go on rain or shine and residents of all ages are invited to attend.

“This year’s open house will be one of our biggest and most fun events of the year,” said Chief Thomas Levy. “We look forward to showing off our department and equipment and hope to see a large turnout.”

There will be several activities for children and adults of all ages including fire extinguisher demonstrations at noon and a hydraulic extrication tool demonstration at 12:30 p.m.

Other activities going on throughout the day are tower truck demonstrations, exploring the SAFE trailer, meeting Chief Levy, signing up for Bridgewater Seniors First, checking out the fire gear, CPR, AED and Narcan demonstrations, face painting, free blood pressure checks and free refreshments.

There will also be a drawing for Bridgewater kids to win a ride to school in a fire truck. To sign up for the contest, visit and fill out the information on the entrant form.

The last open house the department hosted was in 2016 and about 100 people attended.