The Pittsfield Fire Department will welcome local families to a free open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Fire Department Headquarters, 74 Columbus Ave.

Sponsored by Papa Gino's, the open house is aimed at teaching families fire safety and prevention practices.

Participants will receive safety tips such as "stop, drop and roll," learn how to plan escape routes and how to crawl safely through a smoke-filled room.

Free pizza and children's fire safety coloring sheets will be available.

For more information, call Randolph Stein at 413-448-9764.