METHUEN — Mayor James Jajuga, Police Chief Joseph Solomon and Fire Chief Tim Sheehy are inviting residents to attend a series of city events and open houses on Saturday, Oct. 5.
All events are family friendly and free to attend.
Methuen Police Department Open House
The Methuen Police Department Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 90 Hampshire Street.
Residents are invited to come out to see police equipment and meet some of Methuen’s police officers.
Police vehicles will be on display including patrol vehicles, motorcycles, all terrain vehicles (ATVs), a public safety boat and personal watercraft.
Residents will be able to enjoy many activities, including:
- Department Tours
- Drone Demonstrations (NEW)
- K9 Demonstrations
- S.W.A.T. equipment
- Meet “Chase” from Paw Patrol
- MPD “Selfie” Station
Methuen Police will also be giving out free child ID kits to families.
Attendees will also be able to meet representatives from P.A.A.R.I. (Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative) and advocates from Methuen Police Department C.A.R.E.S. (Community Addiction Resource Engagement Services).
“We hope to see a lot of residents come out to meet our officers and see our our equipment and demonstrations,” Chief Solomon said. “This is a great event for us to interact with the community and show them some of what we do.”
Free popcorn and refreshments will be provided. Attendees are invited to share their photos from the event on social media using the hashtag #MPDOpenHouse.
Methuen Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Methuen.
The event will feature historical tours, a scavenger hunt, local talent performances, demonstrations and interactive activities. Residents will be able to learn about Methuen’s local organizations, businesses and civic groups.
There will be outdoor seating, vendor tents and refreshments available for attendees. Welcoming remarks will be delivered at the start of the event.
“Methuen Day is a great day for our community to come together and celebrate our City and all it has to offer,” Mayor Jajuga said.
Methuen Day is hosted by the city’s Economic Development Committee in partnership with several city departments.
Fire Prevention Week Open House
The Methuen Fire Department Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 24 Lowell Street.
Residents are invited to come out to see fire equipment and demonstrations, learn important safety tips and meet some of Methuen’s firefighters.
Attendees will enjoy station tours and vehicle and equipment demos. There will be several Jaws of Life demonstrations in the rear parking lot and a fire safety trailer provided by the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services.
Fire safety videos will be played throughout the day and children will learn about fire safety in the home and what to do in an emergency. There will also be appearances by the fire dog characters Sparky and Marshal and plenty of photo opportunities with fire department props. Kids will receive a balloon, goody bag and helmet.
“We enjoy hosting our open house every year and we’re very much looking forward to this year’s event,” Chief Sheehy said. “Families and residents are able to enjoy fun activities and learn some safety tips at the same time.”
Pizza will be provided by Bada Bing.