The Garden City Fire Department held its annual Fire Prevention Day and Open House Oct. 6.
The event, held each year in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week, focused on this year's national theme, “Prevent Kitchen Fires.”
Statistically, two of every five home fires start in the kitchen, according to the Garden City Fire Department.
The afternoon included a full dress inspection of the fire department by village officials, followed by firefighting and fire safety demonstrations. Attendees received free giveaways, brochures, balloons and plastic fire helmets for the kids.