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Veronica Villanueva (center) learned CPR while working at a day care center. Twice in 2013 she had to apply her knowledge to her own daughter, Caroline (right) who is now signed up to learn CPR (file photo)

Oceanside Fire Department Open House, October 21

Oceanside CA— The Oceanside Fire Department will hold an Open House Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:00am to 2:00pm at Station 7, 3350 Mission Ave.
There will be demonstrations on vehicle extrication, CPR simulations, photos for kids and REACH Air Ambulance.

Also at the open house, arts and crafts, stop drop and roll demonstrations and a fire extinguisher demo.

  • Oceanside Lifeguards
  • OPD K-9 Demo
  • Oceanside Parks & Recreation
  • OPD Senior Volunteers
  • OPD Dispatch 9-1-1 For Kids
  • Reach Air Ambulance Cal Fire
  • Palomar Amateur
  • Radio Operators
  • Oceanside Museum Of Art
  • Disaster Preparedness Information

Also during the event, the City of Oceanside a recycling event for one-pound propane cylinders and fire extinguishers, both of which require additional handling and increased cost for proper recycling.

While supplies last, Green Oceanside will also provide one refillable one-pound propane cylinder to each resident who brings in a used one-pound propane cylinder to be recycled. In addition, Green Oceanside will be collecting expired fire extinguishers and used one-pound propane cylinders at the Oceanside Fire Training Center at 110 Jones Road, less than one mile from Fire Station 7.

Refillable one-pound cylinders can be refilled hundreds of times over an approximate 12-year period. This helps reduce the estimated 4 million one-pound cylinders landfilled in California annually. While disposable one-pound cylinders can cost up to $7, the cost to refill a reusable one-pound is approximately $2. Additionally, one pound cylinders are often disposed of improperly, which creates safety issues for both park rangers and sanitation workers. “This is the first one-pound cylinder exchange event to be held in Oceanside,” said Colleen Foster, Oceanside Senior Management Analyst, “this provides a great opportunity for residents to experience the benefits of reusables in the outdoors.”

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