The Willowfork Fire Department held its annual Open House on Sunday, Oct. 9. Despite the welcome arrival of much needed rain, the event was well attended by the community. Visitors were able to view the various apparatus and get an explanation from the firefighters of how the equipment on the vehicles is used. Tower 11, the newest and largest apparatus, was also available for close inspection.
A special treat this year was a youth obstacle course. The children put on firefighting gear before starting the obstacle course so they would feel like a real “firefighter” while participating. The course had several activities some of which included crawling through a tunnel, running while pulling a fire hose, and spraying water through the window of a house-front. Approximately 60 youngsters participated.
The Willowfork Fire Department, operated by Fort Bend County Emergency Services District #2, plans to open Station #2 in late 2012 near the corner of Cinco Ranch Boulevard and Katy-Gaston Road.
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