Waverly Fire Department Hosts Open House | Latest news
By Suzi Nelson The Waverly News
WAVERLY – The atmosphere will be smoking (in a good way) at the Fire and Rescue Doors Open in Waverly on Sunday October 17 at the fire station from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On the menu are pulled pork sandwiches made with pork smoked by former Waverly firefighter Matt Brewer, as well as hot dogs, fries and a cookie. Free will donations are requested, with a suggested price of $ 8.
For those not ready to sit and eat in person due to COVID-19 issues, there will also be a drive-thru option, Fire Chief Jerod Rains said.
Open House is an annual event for fire and rescue services that takes place in October in the run-up to Fire Prevention Week which takes place earlier this month. But the event did not take place last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rains said members were eager to see the event again, but this time at the fire hall rather than the Waverly Community Center, where it has been held in recent years.
One of the main reasons the open house is returning to the fire station is to show the public the lack of space and the age of the facility.
Rains said the department was doing its best with the space it had, but there wasn’t enough space to store equipment and materials or provide training and classroom instruction.
“It’s not just going to benefit us, it’s going to benefit everyone at Waverly,” he said.