Bangor Fire Department Holds Open House 

The Bangor Fire Department mixed halloween treats with fire safety tips Saturday.They held their annual open house, which ties in with fire prevention month.This year’s theme was, keeping warm this winter shouldn’t be scary.Kids got to go through a smoke house and learn how to survive a fire in their own home and also check out other safety tips.At this time of year, fire officials are asking folks to take a minute to check the batteries in their smoke detectors and make sure heaters and stoves are in proper working condition.Bangor Fire Department’s Public Education Officer, Jake Johnson says they hope the kids leave with a better understanding of fire safety.” And if you can teach children young that’s really the perfect opportunity to teach them about fire safety.”Several free door prizes were being given away, including a Nintendo Wii, some bikes and a chance for a Bangor school child to ride to school on a fire engine.