Kids will be able to climb down a home-escape ladder and get a close-up look at firefighting in Redmond today.

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Kids will be able to climb down a home-escape ladder and get a close-up look at firefighting in Redmond today.


The activities are part of an annual open house held during National Fire Prevention Week by the Redmond Fire Department.


The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Redmond Fire Station 11, 8450 161st Ave. N.E.


Kids will be shown how to crawl under smoke and to dress up in firefighting gear. Adults will learn how to operate a portable fire extinguisher, develop a home-escape plan and install smoke detectors.


Emergency-preparedness seminars will be offered throughout the day.


Redmond


Police hosting child-safety class


A free child-safety class will be presented by the Redmond Police Department beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.


The class will cover identifying strangers, calling for emergency help, role-playing activities for parents and children, developing a safety plan, and practicing safety on the Internet.


The classes are intended for children ages 7-13 and their parents.


The class will be at the Old Redmond School House, 16600 N.E. 80th St., Room 105. Those wanting to participate are asked to call the crime-prevention unit at 425-556-2545 or e-mail sholland@redmond .gov.

Bellevue

Lunch fund-raiser benefits youth


The 14th Annual Invest in Youth luncheon for Youth Eastside Services will be Monday at Meydenbauer Center. Steve Raible of KIRO-TV will host the benefit event.


Meydenbauer Center is at 11100 N.E. Sixth St. in Bellevue.


Money raised at last year’s luncheon helped nearly 35,000 children, teens and families receive counseling and participate in intervention and prevention programs through Youth Eastside Services. Although there is no charge to attend the luncheon, guests are encouraged to contribute at least $150.


For information or to make a reservation, call Kirk Laughlin at 425-586-2340 or go to www.YouthEastsideServices.org.