MURRAY – The Murray Fire and Rescue Department is hosting its annual open house and community health fair this Sunday.
The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the fire station, 818 E. Main St.
The department will offer free health checks, plus a chance to receive a flu shot. Also available will be blood pressure checks and cancer screening for men.
“We’ll also offer some different blood testing,” said Joe Spicciati, firefighter/EMT.
There will be a demonstration on proper hand washing, he said.
“After the hand washing the hands will be placed under an ultraviolet light to show any leftover dirt or germs,” Spicciati said. “It’s a good educational tool.”
The department will put on demonstrations on fire safety, and a Life Net helicopter will be on hand weather permitting, he said.
Lunch will be provided, he added.
The ever-growing event takes place every year during National Fire Safety Week, he said.
“It’s something to give back to the community,” Spicciati said.