, Salem, MA


October 10, 2012

Danvers residents invited to get to know their town

DANVERS — Residents are invited to ride the Salem Trolley between various departments tomorrow during the town’s annual open house.

The free event, from 4 to 7 p.m., is scheduled to coincide with National Fire Prevention Week and Public Power Week.

“This gives us an opportunity to share our offices, our work and our time with all residents — and they aren’t coming in to pay a bill, pick up a license or pay a parking ticket,” Assistant Town Manager Diane Norris said in a prepared statement. “It’s all for an evening of information and family fun.”

The trolley will shuttle people among the fire and police stations, the Peabody Institute Library, Town Hall, the Senior Center, and the Electric Division. The town is asking participants to park at the municipal lots at the Senior Center or adjacent to Town Hall and ride the trolley from site to site. There is limited parking at the other sites.

In addition to serving free pizza around 5 p.m., the Fire Department on High Street will run two demonstrations. One involves a “safe smoke trailer” that uses nontoxic smoke to teach kids to “learn to crawl down low under the smoke” when leaving a burning building, said fire prevention officer Lt. James Brooks.

“This year, we are using a fire extinguisher training module,” Brooks said. “It’s the first time we are doing this.” The unit, provided through the Essex County Fire Chiefs Association, trains people how to use an actual extinguisher to put out a live fire.

“I’m sure that will be a big attraction,” Brooks said.

Other attractions at various sites include a display focused on electrical safety for kids and a ride in the bucket truck at the Electric Division on Burroughs Street. You can get a flu shot (with an insurance card for those ages 9 and older) at the Senior Center on Stone Street.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

AP Video
AP Review: Amazon Fire Adds Spark to Smartphones All Aboard! LIRR Strike Averted Microsoft to Cut Up to 18,000 Jobs Time Warner Rejects Murdoch's Takeover Bid Yellen Says Economy Still Needs Fed Support Cleveland Expects Economic Boom From Lebron Justice Dept. Fines Citigroup $7 Billion Justice Dept. Fines Citigroup $7 Billion Downside of Low Mortgage Rates? Less Selling Cupcake Shop Crumbs Shuttering All Its Stores San Francisco Prepares for Soda Battle Dow Breaks Record 17,000 GM Crash Compensation Could Top $1 Billion GM Won't Limit Crash Compensation Funds Justices Rule for Broadcasters in Aereo Fight
NDN Video
CDC Director Warns Of A World Where Antibiotics No Longer Work Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot
Comments Trcker