As part of National Fire Prevention Week the Amherst Fire Department will be holding its annual Open House at the Central Fire Station in downtown Amherst on Saturday. October 13th from 10am to 3pm. A variety of town departments and other agencies will have information and giveaways for all ages. The event includes fire prevention and other safety displays and demonstrations including a live vehicle extrication ("Jaws of Life") and chance for adults to practice with fire extinguishers. We are also hoping for a visit by Smokey Bear! Refreshments will be served. Event is held rain or shine.