Orange Firefighters Recover from Haunted House
Firefighters have finally chased all the goblins and ghouls out of their firehouse and have started planning next year’s Haunted House event.
This was the second year the Orange Volunteer Fire Department created a haunted house in the fire department’s Orange Center Road firehouse. More than 600 kids and adults walked through the Halloween happening.
“People had a great time seeing the spooky, gory things we created this year,” said Rob Panapada, a firefighter who is the co-chair of the program. “The combination of laughter, shrieks and screams told us everyone was having a creepy, but good time.”
“We had the advantage of the Orange Players and the Goodwin Dance Troupe this year,” added Dag Anderson, co-chair of the program. “We’re already planning next year’s event. It’ll be even better!”
The Orange Volunteer Fire Association provides fire protection residents and businesses in Orange and, through mutual aid, surrounding towns. Members receive training in fire suppression, rescue, hazardous materials response, homeland security issues and other emergency services.
Operating strictly with revenues from fundraisers and donations, the Orange Volunteer Fire Department is one of the remaining few all-volunteer incorporated fire departments in Connecticut. Active members are on-call to serve the community on a 24-hour/seven-day basis, responding from stations on Orange Center Road and Boston Post Road.
In addition, the fire company offers public education services including lectures, demonstrations and training. For information about membership, donations or public education, call (203) 891-4703, click on https://www.orangevfd.org/ or find us on Facebook.