October 5, 2023

Fire Prevention Open House and Safety Fair

Activities, demonstrations, displays, fire truck rides

Date & Time

Excelsior Fire Prevention Open House and Safety Fair

Fire won't wait. Plan your escape.

Thursday, October 5th

5:30 pm -8:00 pm

Fire Station #1

Displays, Activities, Demonstrations, Food, Fun, Games, and Fire Truck Rides

The Open House is a fun filled evening for kids of all ages and adults. The evening is packed with fire and life safety activities, exhibits, and demonstrations. This is an educational event that has an array of interactive opportunities. 

 As always, Sparky the fire dog and Freddie the fire truck are available for photos and offer a great learning experience for your younger children.

There is onsite parking, firefighters, and plenty of free hot dogs, Kowalski's cookies, Caribou Coffee, treats and beverages.


Live Firefighter Maze Demonstration

See how firefighter practice to be prepared when we go into a structure fire.
5:45 PM 8:00 PM


Plymouth Police Department
K-9 Unit Demonstration
Watch how police officers work with their K-9 Partners to apprehend suspects.
6:45 PM

 Presented by South Lake Minnetonka Police Department


Open to businesses and homeowners  

Summit Companies has a special Open House offer:

Re-chargeable fire extinguisher inspection and tagging is ONLY $10.00 per extinguisher!!! 

 Open house exclusive-fire extinguishers for sale at reduced prices. 

FREE Fire Extinguisher Recycling.

Convenient Hours: 1:00 pm-8:00 pm

South Lake Minnetonka Police Department

Community Connect Avenue

Main Event Site


Minnetonka Police Department K-9 Unit Demonstration

6:45 PM

Featuring The SWAT Team

Serving Donuts(While supplies last )

PARK and RIDE Service from Excelsior Elementary School!


Pick Up at the main entrance of Excelsior Elementary School

Drop Off at the front of EXFD Station No. 1  

5:00-8:30 pm


Excelsior Elementary School

441 Oak Street in Excelsior


Limited Parking Onsite

Come Check Out all the Displays and Activities


Fire Truck Rides: Get in line early so you don’t miss all the action.

Firefighter Gear Station is where you can try on real firefighter gear and helmets. Great photo opportunities, so don’t forget the camera.

Sparky the Fire Dog:  He will be available all evening to shake hands, give out hugs, and to pose for pictures. 

Freddie the Fire Truck: Come talk to Freddie about fire safety.

Sparky’s Spray House:  Spray a real fire hose and spin the windows.

Fire Prevention Fishing Pond: Earn your bait by participating in educational activities throughout the open house and then go fishing for fun surprises.

Home Fire Drill Safety Plan Booth is where Scout Troop 430 will explain and show your family how to make a Home Fire Drill Plan and why it is important to practice the plan.


National Sprinkler Association:  A Representative will be here to answer your questions about commercial and residential sprinklers.

Hennepin County 9-1-1 Dispatch will have a 9-1-1 dispatcher available to answer questions about new dispatching technology and talk about what kids need to know about calling 9-1-1 in today’s world.

American Red Cross can answer your questions and show you how to be “Red Cross Ready” by being prepared for an emergency or natural disaster.

CenterPoint Energy: Stop by their booth and learn more about pipeline safety and sign up for a free Carbon Monoxide Detector

Deephaven Police Department:  Meet your local police officers and learn about Safety. 

Current Electric Systems will show you how important Electrical Safety is in your home.

Hennepin County Regional Poison Center: Learn how to prevent poisonous exposures. Each year, Poison Centers handle over 1 million potentially poisonous exposures in children. These poisonings like all accidents can be prevented.

Hennepin County Sherriff’s Water Patrol Display: Checkout all types of water rescue equipment they use and the watercrafts they depend on for water emergencies.

Lindstrom Restoration will show you the devastating aftermath of residential fires and inform you have to prevent a fire.

Salvation Army Canteen: See the newest member of the Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services Fleet. A New Salvation Army Canteen will be on display. Learn more about the Salvation Army’s roll in emergencies. Volunteers will be handing out water, hot cocoa, and coffee.

Dem-Com Recycling Trailer shares information on how to prevent lithium batteries from causing a fire at your home, while charging, and when you travel.

I.C.A. Food Shelf: Bring a non-perishable food item to help stock the shelves of the local food shelf for the holidays.

Hennepin County and Ridgeview Ambulance Medical Center Paramedics who serve the Excelsior Fire District will give you tours of the ambulance and show you all the cool stuff they have to help people who are sick or injured.

Dryer Vent Wizard home dryer cleaning services will show you how you can prevent a dryer fire by having your dryer and dryer vent cleaned and inspected annually.  

National Weather Service will display the newest weather forecasting equipment and share information on advancements in weather forecasting and research technology.

Hennepin County Medical Center Burn Unit: Learn how to prevent burns and see their mouth dropping display.


Jim Douglas Photography




Donation of time and talents


Excelsior Real Estate

386 Oak Street

Excelsior, MN


Dining Room Hosts & Staffing


Chad Babcock

State Farm Insurance

387 Oak Street

Excelsior, MN 55331


Fishing Pond Staffing & Kids Fire Helmets


Haug Family Cub Foods Minnetonka

Highway 7 & Highway 101

Minnetonka, MN 55345

Food Donation


Kowalski’s, Excelsior


440 Water Street

Cookies and Fishing Pond Donations


Fido’s Pantry


2473Highway 7

Excelsior, MN 55331

Safety Barriers


Scheels Eden Prairie


8301Flying Cloud Drive

Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Fishing Pond Donations


First Student Bus Company


5531Manitou Road

 Tonka Bay, MN 55331

Donation of Shuttle Bus and Driver


Cub Foods Shorewood


23800Highway 7

Shorewood, MN 55331

Healthy Food Choices


McDonalds Excelsior


770Excelsior Blvd

Excelsior, MN 55331

Healthy Food Choices & Financial support


Caribou Coffee

5663 Manitou Road

Tonka Bay, MN 55331

Coffee and Condiment Donation


The Garden Patch

243443 Smithtown Road

Shorewood, MN 55331


Pumpkin Gift Certificates


Arbor Haus



Sparky’s Spray House Sponsor




11200 Prairie Lake Drive

Eden Prairie, MN

Fishing Pond Donations


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