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PHOTO GALLERY: Woodbury fire department open house

Parents snapped photos of little ones exploring fire trucks during Saturday's open house. (Staff photo by Mike Longaecker)1 / 8
Children, like Woodbury resident Gavin Brawk, shown here, were able to handle fire hoses at Saturday's Fox Run fire station open house. (Staff photo by Mike Longaecker)2 / 8
Children tried out different fire department-related activities, including Woodbury resident Henry Votel, who tried his hand at a firefighter training exercise requiring him to smash an object down a track using a sledgehammer. (Staff photo by Mike Longaecker)3 / 8
Tony Riter, of Woodbury, snaps a photo of his son Owen trying out a Woodbury fire helmet. (Staff photo by Mike Longaecker)4 / 8
Kids got up-close and personal with firefighting equipment at the Fox Run station's open house. (Staff photo by Mike Longaecker)5 / 8
Woodbury resident Matthew Yonas tries his best to bang a sledgehammer into a piece of fire department training equipment. (Staff photo by Mike Longaecker)6 / 8
Families descended on the Fox Run fire station on Saturday, June 21, for an open house. (Staff photo by Mike Longaecker)7 / 8
Woodbury resident Brandon Groess holds a hose line Saturday during the Fox Run fire station's open house event. (Staff photo by Mike Longaecker) 8 / 8

Dozens of families made their way Saturday, June 21, to the Woodbury Fire Department’s Fox Run station – one of four Woodbury fire stations that held open houses that day.

See the attached photo gallery from the Fox Run station event.

Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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