Every October, the Frisco Fire Safety Town invites all children from toddlers - 5th grade to join in the fun at the 2012 Fall Festival with Trick-or-Treating. The event will be held on Friday, Oct. 26, from 6 - 9 p.m. Safety Town will be decorated and its residents will be on hand to pass out treats of all kinds.
Frisco Fire Safety Town enables children to explore a safety house—complete with a realistic-looking living area, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom, from which they can practice fire escape training. They can also enjoy face-painting and trick-or-treating in the mini-town.
As a proud founding sponsor of Frisco Fire Safety Town, CoServ Gas hosts a Pumpkin Patch where families can get their picture taken after a bit of trick-or-treating.
More than 100,000 visitors have experienced Frisco Fire Safety Town since it opened in January 2007. The mission is simple: teach children about safety in a fun and interactive environment. These educational classes focus on a number of safety topics, each with the goal of preventing injuries and teaching children how to be safe. These programs operate year-round and are always free of charge. Safety lessons start in an educational facility that includes classrooms, an interactive fire engine and the aforementioned safety house, where children learn about home hazards, severe weather, fire safety, and more.
The outdoor “town” resembles a miniature Frisco with buildings that represent actual area businesses, all recreated on a smaller scale especially for children. Paved and marked streets complete with working traffic signals, a railroad crossing, and a toll booth are intermingled with the miniature homes and business buildings.
Frisco Fire Safety Town, at 8601 Gary Burns Drive, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information about the Fall Festival or Frisco Fire Safety Town, visit www.friscofire.com or call (972) 292-6350. More details about this year's event will be posted on the site closer to Oct. 28. Parking is always an issue for this event; visitors are encouraged to use the free shuttle, located at the Frisco Athletic Center, 5828 Nancy Jane Lane.