the Water Street Fire Station. October is National Fire Prevention Month and Papa Gino’s restaurants are teaming up with local fire departments, including Haverhill’s, to help educate the community on fire safety and prevention. During the open house, firefighters will demonstrate how to “stop, drop and roll,” how to plan an escape route and crawl to safety through a smoke-filled room. Firefighters will also give cooking safety and fire prevention tips, and show off Sparky the fire safety mascot. Papa Gino’s on River Street will provide free pizza and children’s fire safety coloring sheets.
Fire safety open houses are held to educate the community and help to better prepare families in the event of a fire. More information is available from Fire Inspector Steven Trocki at 978-373-8460.
Bobby Bell Road Race on tap
HAVERHILL — The 26th annual Bobby Bell 5-Mile Road Race/Walk will be Oct. 7 starting at the Lasting Room Grille on Washington Street. The walk starts at 10:30 a.m. and the run starts at 11 a.m. Cost is $22 for pre-entry and $27 for post entry. Numerous awards will be handed out in various age, weight and specialty categories. The race benefits two local scholarships: the Haverhill Police Auxiliary, Haverhill’s Brightside and the Andover Striders. More information about the race, including registration, is available at www.yankeetiming.com/Bbell. You must enter the uppercase “B” as noted in the web address.