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  • Last update: June 18, 2013 - 4:17 PM

Annual public safety open house is tonight

The city’s three fire stations and police station are open to the public Wednesday, June 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the city’s annual public safety open house.

Residents can tour jail cells, watch a demonstration by Hennepin County’s K-9 unit and get information about everything from the bike patrol to police investigations and crime prevention at the police station.

The fire stations will offer a squirt house, fire extinguisher and CPR training, squad car and fire truck tours, free T-shirts while supplies last and fire gear to try on.

The police station and Fire Station 1 are at 7800 Golden Valley Rd. Fire Station 2 is at 400 Turner’s Crossroad and Fire Station 3 is at 3700 Golden Valley Rd.

Firefighters host street dance

Family activities are the focus of the annual Golden Valley Fire Relief Association Street Dance from 5 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, June 22, at the Chester Bird American Legion at Hwy. 100 and Glenwood Av.

Activities at the free event include food, a DJ for the kids from 5 to 7:30 p.m., live music from 8 p.m. to midnight and fireworks at dusk.

Fire department seeks daytime responders

Golden Valley needs more firefighters who can respond to calls during working hours.

Eight city firefighters are “Corporate Call” responders, meaning their employers in Golden Valley allow them to respond to fire calls during the workday.

Two firefighter recruitment information meetings are scheduled for Thursday, June 27, at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Fire Station 1, 7800 Golden ­Valley Rd.

Golden Valley firefighters must be at least 18 years old, have a driver’s license, live or work within six minutes of a Golden Valley fire station, and have a high school diploma or equivalency.

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