Brookline Fire Department to hold open house, duck race

BROOKLINE – The Brookline Fire Department will hold its annual open house and duck race on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the fire station at 4 Bond St.

The new firefighter memorial will be dedicated at noon. The memorial was designed and built in part by the members of the Fire Department, as well as individual and corporate sponsors.

The open house will start at 11 a.m. with firefighting and fire prevention displays, antique fire truck rides, and free cookies, popcorn and cider. Smoky the Bear will make an appearance, and there will be a fire prevention trailer that will teach kids all about fire safety and what to do if there is a fire in your house.

Post time for the duck race is 1 p.m. Buy a duck ticket for $5 or a book of five for $20, then cheer for your duck as it floats toward the finish line.

There are many prizes, including $500 for the first-place duck.

All proceeds from these events will go to the Brookline Firefighters Association.