Orange County Fire Authority holds open house

Orange County fire stations open their doors today, so people can get a look at what firefighters do.

The Orange County Fire Authority's fire stations will be open to the public for an open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. You can stop in to take a tour and check out how your local firefighters live.

The event marks the start of national Fire Prevention Week. This year's theme for the week is "Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With."

Next Saturday, the OCFA's headquarters at 1 Fire Authority Road in Irvine will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Starting at 10:30 a.m., there will be firefighting demonstrations every half hour.

Kids will get the chance to try on firefighting gear, take a ride in a fire truck and put out pretend fires.

The OCFA serves 22 cities in Orange County. This is the fifth year of its annual open house.

The Costa Mesa Fire Department and Newport Beach Fire Department will also hold their open houses at select fire stations next Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.