NFD plans open house for Thursday

NORWICH – As part of National Fire Prevention Week, the Norwich City Fire Department will host an open house to educate community members about fire safety and prevention at 6 p.m. Thursday at the fire station on East Main Street.

City of Norwich Fire and Building Code Enforcement Officer Jason Lawrence is working closely with Fire Chief Tracy Chawgo to coordinate this year’s open house. According to Lawrence, the event has been a success in the past. The number of participants inside the building seems to have grown larger over the years, he said, and this year, he hopes for a larger turnout than ever.

The firemen’s open house primarily targets children and families each year, with an estimated 300 children visiting the city firehouse – but according to Lawrence, the event has something to offer everyone. The fire department seeks to attract crowds of all ages, fulfilling their mission of educating the entire community.

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