Fire Prevention Month Activities in October 2019

October is Fire Prevention Month. More specifically, October 6th through 12th is Fire Prevention week in 2019. This year’s theme is  “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”.

What a great month to indulge your future firefighter’s love of big red engines, and the Twin Cities has some opportunities for you to do that. There are actually two fire-related museums in Minnesota and several stations offers open houses during the month. Libraries are even getting into the act with story times starting in September.

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Museums Visit for Fire Prevention Month

  • Firefighters Hall and MuseumLocated in Northeast Minneapolis near Edison High School, this small interactive museum offers kids a chance to climb on fire engines and try on firefighter gear.

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  • Hinckley Fire Museum, Minnesota Located a little over an hour north of the Twin Cities, this museum memorializes the 1894 Hinckley Fire.
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Hinckley Fire Museum

Fire Station Open Houses in October  

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Image courtesy Eden Prairie Fire Department

Also check out our Touch-A-Truck Calendar.

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Fire Station Tours Anytime

Many Fire Stations offer tours by appointment. If you don’t see your local station on this list, you can all their non-emergency number to inquire about tours.

  • Saint Paul • To schedule a free tour, choose a fire station from this list, call the Fire Captain of the station to arrange a tour time. 
  • Minnetonka • Tours can be scheduled through the public education specialists by calling 952.939.8331.
  • Inver Grove Heights • Call the Fire Operations Supervisor at 651-450-4303 to book a 30-45 minute tour.
  • St. Louis Park • Offers tours by appointment by calling  952-924-2595.
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Story Time With Firefighters

Ramsey County Library is hosting Fire Department Storytimes featuring local fire departments on the following dates:

Dakota County patrons also have an option:

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019, 10:30 a.m. • Farmington Library • Story Time with a Firefighter


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Fire Prevention Month Activities at Home

  • Check Off A Safety List: This is a good month to review the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Winter Safety Checklist:  For Your Home as a family. Let your kids check things off as you finish the checklist.
  • Screen Time Fire Safety Fun: The kids page of the National Fire Prevention Association is It offers a variety of printable activities and lesson plans as well as videos games and other fun things to explore.
  • Read About It: Pick up some books about firefighters and fire safety at the library.
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  • Activities from Pinterest: Check out these fun ideas we’ve gathered on Pinterest.
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Find More Fire Prevention Month Activities on our Pinterest Board.


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