Fire station open house and blood drive Saturday in Lake Barrington
The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District will host an open house and community blood drive from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at Station 38, 22222 N. Pepper Road in Lake Barrington.
Guests can enjoy an outdoor "breakfast with the firefighters" beginning at 8 a.m. that will include a variety of packaged food items. The department's newest aerial ladder truck will be showcased at 9 a.m. Vehicle extrication exercises will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and station tours will be offered throughout the day.
The mobile blood donation clinic will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in partnership with the nonprofit Vitalant. Register online in advance at vitalant.org (use group code 763A). Walk-ins also are welcome.
Guests should wear face masks inside the station and practice social distancing.